Peyton Merreighn takes a ride with local firefighters

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[October 13, 2012]     Send a link to a friend

Friday morning Peyton Merreighn, a first-grader at Zion Lutheran School in Lincoln, was chauffeured to school courtesy of the Lincoln Fire Department.

Firefighters Chris Harding and Chad Kern arrived at Peyton's house at 7:45 in engine 5102. They loaded up Peyton, her brother Quentin and dad Josh and off they went to school, with mom Lisa following behind in the family van.

Peyton earned this special ride by submitting the best fire safety poster of all the first-graders in all the Lincoln schools.

Pictures by Nila Smith

Peyton is slightly overwhelmed by the big red engine sitting in front of her house.

Firefighters Harding and Kerns get ready to help Peyton her brother and dad into the fire truck.


Peyton and Quentin are ready. Now all they need is dad.

With everyone on board, the fire truck heads out.


The fire truck arrives at Zion Lutheran School.




Delivered safe and sound, Peyton said she really enjoyed the ride. She wants to win the poster contest again next year, when she is a second-grader, so she can have another ride in the big red truck.






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