Who needs a school bus? Bennet fourth-grader goes to school on fire truck

Eight-year-old Kadin Adamek went to school in style this morning. Instead of taking the bus to Bennet Elementary, he arrived in a fire truck.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Kadin Adamek was grinning ear-to-ear as he rode fire truck #30 to school on Friday morning.

“I filled out a form, and I won a fire truck ride, and I’m pretty excited about it,” the fourth-grader said.

According to his father, Ryan, Kadin has long been a fire truck enthusiast.

“He does have several fire trucks even still around the house and even fire truck LEGO sets and about anything you can think of,” he said.

Kadin earned the special opportunity after submitting a fire safety questionnaire to Bennet Fire Station as a part of a fire safety education program.

“They asked like how much [years] do you need to replace your smoke alarms,” Kadin said.

Other questions asked included:

-What is the #1 cause of house fires? (Answer: Cooking fires)

-Name an example of a fire hazard. (Kadin answered ‘candles’)

-To draw out their families’ emergency meeting place.

“Fire prevention is a real big deal for us in Bennet and we do a program every year at the school so that the kids are prepared in case they ever had an emergency,” Bennet fire chief Tim Norris said.

Norris says the goal is to make sure kids and their families are prepared for any fire emergency.

“Lots of great things that we have for the kids to try to remember, it also reminds parents, these are good things to be talking about,” Norris said.

Kadin says firefighters like his uncle are heroes to him, one reason why he was so excited to ride the truck to school today.

“He’s always wished that he could be one of those kids that get off that fire truck and all of his friends cheer for him when they get off the truck,” his father Ryan said. “And it’s just great to see him so excited and so happy about something.”

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