A First Responder Fair was organized by the Honolulu Police Department to showcase the efforts of first responders in the community in September. It was held on the Honolulu Hale civic grounds which is a busy area where the Mayor’s office and other city and county departments are located. The Honolulu Fire Department sponsored an Artboard event highlighting the 2013, NFPA Fire Prevention Week Theme – Prevent Kitchen Fires, purchasing all the necessary equipment, supplies and manpower needed to make this event a success. This was not a contest and no prizes were awarded.
The purpose was not to make this competitive, but rather collaborative, partnering with the community to promote fire safety and save lives. This event was held from 10am to 2pm, with approximately 120 volunteer artists who participated in the event. Participating artists ranged from middle and high school students, University of Hawaii students, professional independent artists, and non-profit community groups (ex: 808 Urban and Girl Scouts of America). This event proved to be a unique and a well received way to deliver fire safety messages to prevent kitchen fires to community members and tourists visiting the island.
Way to go, Honolulu Fire Department!
To see other pics from this event, visit Sparky's Facebook page and look for the 2013 FPW Artboards album.