NFPA, Center for Campus Fire Safety announce winners of college fire safety video contest

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Nov 11, 2011

The public has spoken, and three college students have nabbed the top prizes in a fire safety video contest. The challenge, issued by NFPA  and The Center for Campus Fire Safety, was for college students to created 30- or 60-second video public service announcements (PSAs) showcasing the importance of fire safety.

  • Winning college fire safety videoDan Nguyen of Columbia University and Tampa, FL, won first prize for his video “College Fire Safety Tips”.
  • Katelyn Watkinson of Vancouver Island University and Nanaimo, British Columbia, was awarded second prize with her entry “Adults Need Fire Safety Too”.
  • Anthony Gentles of Northeastern University and Lowell, MA, placed third with his entry, “Fire Prevention Video.”

Watch the winning videos.

The three winners will receive Amazon gift cards and their video PSAs will be offered for use by television stations located in markets where the students’ universities are located as well as the their hometowns.

Read NFPA's fact sheet on campus fire safety.

- Mike Hazell