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Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest
The theme for the 2022 National Fire Prevention Week is “Fire Won’t Wait, Plan Your Escape”. This theme reinforces the critical importance of developing a home escape plan with all members of the household practicing it regularly. It is also the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week.
The following are key messages behind this year’s “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape” theme:
- Make sure your home escape plan meets the needs of all your family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.
- Smoke alarms should be installed inside every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home. Smoke alarms should be interconnected so that when one sounds, they all sound.
- Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows open easily.
- Have an outside meeting place a safe distance from your home where everyone should meet.
- Practice your home fire drill at least twice a year with everyone in the household, including guests. Practice at least once during the day and at night.
- Artwork must be the original work of the students and must emphasize fire prevention and safety. Examples include: If there is an emergency, call 9-1-1, firefighters are our friends, smoke alarms save lives, and keep kids at least three feet from the stove.
- Poster must be on 8.5” x 11” paper. Posters may be drawn, colored, or painted. The use of fire should not be involved in the creation of these posters. Posters with real burn marks will automatically be disqualified.
- Poster judging will take into consideration the appeal of the fire safety message (75%), artistic ability, originality, and neatness (25%).
- No computer-generated artworks or photographs may be used.
- Name, Grade, School, and Teacher’s name must be legible and attached to the back of the poster.
- All posters become the property of the Flower Mound Fire Department and will not be returned.
- Fire Chief’s Award: The winner of the Chief’s Award will get pizza delivery from the Fire Chief! A window decal of the poster will be displayed on the Chief’s vehicle for one (1) year.
- Station Award: Each fire station will choose a winner from the school in their service area. The winner will get pizza delivered by the fire truck. A window decal of the poster will be displayed on the fire truck for (1) year.
- Honorable Mentions: Second and Third place winners for the above categories will get an honorable mention and certificate from the Flower Mound Fire Department.
Fire Prevention Week Posters - 2022
Thank you to everyone who celebrated the 100th anniversary of National Fire Prevention Week with us! To help spread the word about fire prevention, hundreds of our local kiddos participated in a poster contest this year. After multiple rounds of judging, we have a winner!
Tabitha T. from Founders Classical Academy is this year’s first-place winner. She will now get a pizza delivery from the Fire Chief, and a window decal of her poster will be displayed on the chief’s vehicle for one year. Congratulations, Tabitha!
Firefighters at some of our fire stations also chose a winner for the Station Award category. Each winner will get pizza delivered by a fire truck, and a window decal of their poster will be displayed on a fire truck for one year.