Bring out your markers, crayons, colored pencils, paints, glue, tissue paper, and any other art supplies, for the Collierville Fire Department is making preparations for its annual Fire Prevention Poster Contest. The CFD wants everyone in grades Kindergarten through 12th to participate!
This year's theme for Fire Prevention Week is "Every Second Counts; Plan 2 Ways Out."
In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between escaping safely from a fire, or having lives end in tragedy. This year’s theme reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan.
Posters must be the original work of the students and must emphasize the NFPA's theme. More information about the theme can be found at the NFPA site here.
All Collierville schools (public and private) are invited to participate. Home schooled students may contact Erin Daniels, Pub Ed Specialist at the Collierville Fire Department (457-2485 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for contest information. The CFD will pick up winning elementary school posters on September 18th and winning middle school and high school posters on September 19th.
The selection process is as follows: grade-level winners are selected at each school, the Collierville Fire Department sponsors Collierville's city-wide contest, and finally, the state of Tennessee chooses grade-level winners from submissions from all over the state. Last year Collierville had six state fire prevention poster winners! The Collierville Fire Department hopes to have the same level of participation this year.