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.
- Dan 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.”
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.