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.