The City of Batavia Fire Department together with the Fire Fighters Union – IAFF Local 896 are sponsoring the 2ndAnnual Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest. This poster contest is open to students from grades 1 – 5. “Our hope is to get the children to discuss fire safety with their teachers and fellow students, as well as parents and guardians.”
This poster contest can be a take home project, individual class project or an art class project. Information has been distributed to City schools, but we wanted to include any City area home schooled children as well.
“Our first year doing the contest was met with a great response. We are hoping to grow this great opportunity this year. The value is that the kids and adults get exposure to fire safety and safe practices, helping to reduce injury and death and change some habits. We encourage all eligible students to participate.”
The 2014 Fire Prevention Week (October 5-15) theme is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives, Test Yours Every Month.” Ideas and more information can be found at the Fire Prevention Week website www.FPW.org
Any posters wishing to be entered need to be at the Fire Station located at 18 Evans Street in Batavia no later thanThursday, October 9, 2014 at 4pm. Schools/groups/families may contact us via phone or email to arrange in school pick up of posters.
Posters are to be drawn horizontally on white paper, 8 ½” x 11”. The back of the poster must contain the students name & phone number, school & grade, and teacher’s name.
Judging of the posters will take place between October 10th – 12th. The winner of each group will receive a ride to school on a City Fire Engine, and be invited to a special awards luncheon with their family held at the fire station in late October. 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each group will also be invited to the fire station awards luncheon.
The best of luck to the students! Full rules are available at the City of Batavia Fire Department at 18 Evans Street in Batavia or by contacting us via phone and/or email.