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Officials with Aberdeen Fire & Rescue and the Town of Aberdeen joined students at Aberdeen Elementary School Friday morning to unveil the logo for a new fire truck that was designed by a local student as part of a school-wide contest.

Engine 413 is scheduled to go into service over the next few weeks once firefighters complete outfitting the new truck with all of the hose and other equipment.

As a part of placing the new truck into service the fire department partnered with students at Aberdeen Elementary School to conduct a contest to create a new logo. The contest which was open to all students grades 3 – 5 ran from January through February with the winning design being chosen at the end of February.

11-year-old Tiffany Cao who is a 5th grade student in Ms. Earhart’s class created the winning design.

Tiffany was assisted in finishing off the design once it was chosen as the winner by art teacher Mrs Espenlaub before the design was sent off to be made into the logo sticker for the new truck.

As a part of her design being chosen Tiffany will serve as Honorary Fire Chief for the day working side-by-side with Aberdeen Fire Chief Phillip Richardson.

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At the end of the brief ceremony students from Ms. Earhart’s class took a group picture with the firetruck and its new logo.

In addition to school officials and several members of Aberdeen Fire & Rescue; Aberdeen Mayor Robbie Farrell, Commissioner Ken Byrd, and Town Manager Paul Sabiston also attended the event this morning.

Pictured at top: Design winner Tiffany Cao


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