Sheriff visits school, hears pet rescue evacuation plan

Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino meets with the the Broadalbin-Perth Intermediate School FIRST LEGO League Team-Fully Charged For Rescue!, standing from left, Ethan Waufle, Charles Santon, Giovanni Barboza, Jake Morin and William Ribar and, kneeling with stuffed dog, Owen Compani. (Photo submitted)

Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino meets with the the Broadalbin-Perth Intermediate School FIRST LEGO League Team-Fully Charged For Rescue!, standing from left, Ethan Waufle, Charles Santon, Giovanni Barboza, Jake Morin and William Ribar and, kneeling with stuffed dog, Owen Compani. (Photo submitted)

BROADALBIN — Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino visited with the Broadalbin-Perth Intermediate School FIRST LEGO League Team-Fully Charged For Rescue! recently at the district robotics room.

Giardino met and discussed evacuation safety with the team. He listened to their research and watched their presentation as they shared their solution to a real-world problem–pet evacuations.

The team designed an Emergency Evacuation Storage Kit/Carrier for household pets, equipped with GPS tracking.

The team, consisting of fifth-graders Ethan Waufle, Charles Santon and Owen Compani and four-graders Giovanni Barboza, Jake Morin and William Ribar, participating in the FIRST LEGO League Animal Allies Challenge.

The youths recently won the Robot Performance Award and placed second overall at a competition in Amsterdam last month.

They will advance to the next level of competition on Feb. 11 in Latham.

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