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Students at West Zephyrhills Elementary School participated in the Fire Prevention Essay contest. Here are excepts from the winning entries:

OLIVIA DOWD, 8

"If your house is on fire you need to make a meeting place for your family. If you find matches, give them to a parent or grandparent. If your clothes are on fire, stop, drop and roll."

STEVEN BERRY, 10

"The most important thing is don't play with fire. Other notes to adults include: If you do smoke and you have children around, don't leave matches or lighters lying around the house."

MICHAEL MORALES, 11

"Have your family do fire drills, keep electrical appliances away from water ... be sure to close all coverings on the fireplace and please don't ever play with fire!"

KAYLA COUNSELL, 10

"Smoke alarms are good. They can save your life. All people should have smoke alarms. I think the president should give his citizens smoke alarms. That would make them feel safe."

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