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Children reaching up to touch Sparky

Sparky the Fire Dog® will be making a whirlwind tour of Hanscom Air Force Base the week of Fire Prevention Week as he shares this year’s theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” He’s got something planned just about every day of the observance with the help of the fire prevention team on base as well as personnel of Engine 4 and Engine 6.

Sparky is no stranger to the air base community. Pictured above in this photo from Fire Prevention Week 2016, he is greeting children outside of the Child Development Center.

For communities looking to launch a Fire Prevention Week program or event, Fire Prevention Week in a Box™ Value Pack provides everything you’ll need to make FPW a success.

Pencil and crayon drawing of people fleeing a house fire

A poster contest is one of many ways to raise awareness about fire prevention among young audiences. Local and state public and fire and life safety organizations in Nevada recently kicked off a poster contest celebrating Fire Prevention Week October 8-14 and this year’s theme. “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!™

Winners were announced this week by State Fire Marshal Bart Chambers. “This year’s theme really stressed that seconds count in a fire. I would like to commend all of the students who made submissions detailing the urgency of being prepared,” he said.

This year’s winners include:

  • Angelina Valdez, Hafen Elementary School in Pahrump.
  • Chase Carpenter, DePoali Middle School in Reno.
  • Ashley Figuera, Carson High School in Carson City. (Poster is pictured above)

This year’s annual fire safety poster contest was sponsored by the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Nevada Department of Education, Fire Prevention Association of Nevada, and statewide local fire departments and the State Fire Marshal Division.

The Teaching Fire Prevention Week section of the NFPA website offers additional suggestions for presenting the FPW message to students, as well as ideas for addressing members of the community, and high-risk populations.

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