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Student goes from drawing a fire truck to riding on one
Chloe Wright, a first grade student at Johnson Elementary School in Franklin, TN, recently got to ride home from school on a fire truck as part of her award for winning the Franklin Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Week poster contest.

According to a report on The Tennessean, firefighters picked up Wright and her mom, Gayle Wright, at the school on November. 17.

Five other Franklin children will also receive a fire truck ride for winning first place in their grade levels in the contest. The winning students are kindergartner Owen Pack of Trinity Elementary School, second-grader Grace Simmons of Clovercroft Elementary School, third-grader Sadie Sokowski of Clovercroft Elementary School, fourth-grader Michael Fekete of Franklin Elementary School and fifth-grader Faye Collins of Winstead Elementary School.

Winning entries illustrated the theme “Protect your family from fire!”

Wilson Creek fire safety art contest
Attending the 19th annual “Life, Fire & Safety” Awards Luncheon are: Wilson Creek art teacher Isabelle Bush, Chief Pat Wilson, Candy the Fire Safety Clown, 1st grader Kelly Jeong, Deputy Fire Marshal Chris Stephens, 4th grader Christine Jeong, Jeff Hogan, and State Fire Marshal Dwayne Garriss. Photo: Wilson Creek Elementary School

Two students at Wilson Creek Elementary School in Duluth, GA, sisters Christine Jeong and Kelly Jeong, were named winners of a statewide fire safety art contest. In honor of Fire Prevention Week, the Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner and the Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association held a fire safety tips calendar and poster contest. According to a report on, fourth-grader Christine won the cover of the Fire Safety Calendar 2012, which will be sent to more than 10,000 schools across the state. Her sister Kelly won first place for her age group for the poster contest and was awarded a $100 savings bond. The sisters were honored at the 19th annual Fire Safety Banquet in Forsyth on October 11.


Good Night 2011 FPW

Posted by judycomoletti Employee Nov 1, 2011
The 2011 FPW Blog Team: Sharon Gamache, Lauren Backstrom, Mike Hazell, Eileen Scafidi, Judy Comoletti, Courtney Flynn (Missing from photo are Lisa Braxton, Maria Figueroa, Liz Hyde and Amy LeBeau)

The FPW blog team will be taking a long winter’s nap after posting 81 blogs during the 2011 FPW campaign. We tried to provide you with a wide variety of topics including people with disabilities, FPW events and banners throughout the country, famous artist Ed Emberley’s how to draw a Dalmatian, name that fire song, home fire sprinklers, products, fun things to do with Sparky, presentation ideas and lots more.

We’ve enjoyed having you visit us on the blog and consider you part of the NFPA family. Sparky’s website received a record number of visits during the month of October – 568,919, our annual Scholastic project reached more than 445,000 preschool – grade 5 classrooms and the FPW blog had 14,104 visits – that’s 3,000 more visits than last year!

Thanks to you for making 2011 Fire Prevention Week a great campaign. We look forward to seeing you next year!

- Judy Comoletti

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