It is time for our annual Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest! Fire Prevention Week is October 7th-13th, 2018. Fire departments nationwide observe this week each year to mark the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
This year’s theme for Fire Prevention Week is “Look. Listen. Learn. – Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), you have as little as one to two minutes to escape a house fire. Having an escape plan and practicing emergency exit drills can be the difference between life and death in an emergency. It is crucial that our fire departments use Fire Prevention Week to promote public awareness of fire prevention and fire safety, drawing special attention to the importance of home fire escape planning and Exit Drills in the Home (EDITH).
Click here to find this year’s guidelines and registration forms. Below is a reference chart for the contest. Should you have any questions about the poster contest, please contact Madelynn McCormick at firstname.lastname@example.org.