2016 FIRE PREVENTION MONTH POSTER CONTEST
Welcome to PF&R’s 2016 Fire Prevention Month Poster Contest! We hope you have fun while creating art that encourages fire safety in the home, school and community.
- Each poster should be about one of the fire safety messages listed at the bottom of this page.
- Posters can be on any type of paper or poster board, and size can range from 8.5” x 11” up to 18”x24.
- You can use crayons, markers, pencils, etc.
- The back of the poster must clearly include:
- Student’s name
- Student’s grade
- Name of school
Turn in posters to Portland Fire & Rescue by Oct. 31, 2016 at 5 PM. You can either mail them in or call us and we will pick them up at your school.
Posters will be judged in 2 categories: Grade K-2 and Grades 3-5. Winners will be announced by early December 2016.
FIRE SAFETY MESSAGES
Create a poster using an idea from one of the messages below. You don’t have to include words, but you can if you want.
1. “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom needs a working smoke alarm”
- When you are asleep, you cannot see, hear or smell fire
- Smoke alarms let you know when there is a fire so you can get out and stay out
- Smoke alarms should be located in every bedroom, outside every bedroom, and on every level of your home
2. “Fire Catches, so Don’t Play with Matches”
- Big fires start small – playing with fire is dangerous
- Matches and lighters are for adult hands only
- Bring any matches or lighters you find to a grownup
3. “Home Escape”
- In case of fire, Get out and stay out! Many accidents happen when people try to go back inside a burning building.
- Have 2 ways out. You can’t always get out the same way you came in, so have another plan, such as a window or another door.
- Get low and go! Smoke is poisonous; the clean air is down low. When you crawl or stay low, you can breathe the clean air that is below the smoke.
- Have a “Safe Meeting Place” – so family and firefighters know you go out safely. It could be a nearby tree, a mailbox, a sign or fence – anything that is a safe distance from the home, and where firefighters can see you.
4. “Fireworks Facts”
- Fireworks start hundreds of fires each year
- Fireworks can scare people and pets with loud noise, sparks and smoke
- Fireworks that fly or explode are against the law
5. “Keep an Eye out for Careless Smokers!"
- Careless smokers are the top cause of fire deaths – and many victims are not smokers.
- Cigarettes cause fires if they are not put out properly.
- Smokers should use sturdy ashtrays that won’t tip over.
- Don’t put out cigarette butts in plants or bark dust.