By Jayme Taylor, Communication Manager
Omar Arroyo, a five-year-old kindergartner from Park Lodge Elementary School in Lakewood, put his newly-learned fire safety skills to good use Feb. 22, by helping his family evacuate their burning home. Arroyo and his classmates participated in fire safety presentations from the Lakewood Fire Department earlier this month, which helped him to stay calm. Arroyo’s entire family safely escaped the fire, which started in the home’s laundry room. The Lakewood Fire Department will honor Arroyo Thursday, March 3 at 1:30 p.m. at a school assembly, 6300 100th Street SW in Lakewood.