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State Fire Prevention Poster Contest Winners

February 2018   Collierville Fire Department is proud to announce that four Collierville students won awards in the statewide Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest sponsored by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.  The winners are Staniya Harris (Kindergarten), Bryant Dai (First Grade), Vyomdev Visveswar (Second Grade) and Jordan Lewin (Fifth Grade).  All attend Collierville schools. Two of the winners Bryant Dai and Jordan Lewin have previously won at the state level; Bryant was the 2016 Kindergarten State Winner and Jordan was the 2014 Second Grade State Winner.

This year the state awards poster ceremony was held in Nashville at the Governor’s Residence in February. Winners received a First Place ribbon, $50 cash, and a certificate of achievement signed by the Governor Haslam.  The State Fire Marshal’s Office used faculty and professionals affiliated with the Watkins School of Art, Design & Film and Murals & More LLC to judge entries.

Each year the Collierville Fire Department sponsors a city-wide poster contest in hopes of educating the public about fire safety. The poster contest is open to all public, private and home-schooled students in grades K through 12.  Poster Rules  After participating schools or groups select their own grade level winners, CFD personnel and town staff select the local winners.  These posters are then sent to the TN State Fire Marshal’s Office for statewide judging. The State Fire Marshal’s Office receives many entries from across the state.

For more information on how you can develop a home fire escape plan, check this out.
 


Local Poster Contest Winners October 2017 

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    Staniya Harris Kindergarten Sycamore Elementary

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    Bryant Dai Grade 1 Tara Oaks Elementary

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    Vyomdev-Visveswar Grade 2 Sycamore Elementary

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    Tess-Lloyd Grade 3 Collierville Elementary

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    Kandace-Dai Grade 4 Tara Oaks Elementary

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    Jordan-Lewin-Grade 5 Crosswind Elementary

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    Daksha Mohan Grade 6 Collierville Middle

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    Emma Lott Grade 7 Collierville-Middle

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    Hannah Francis Grade 8 Collierville Middle

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    Rachel Yeung Grade 9 Collierville High

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    Ellis Kim Grade 10 Collierville High

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    Myrna Trevino Grade 11 Collierville High

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    Tamara Castany Grade 12 Collierville High

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In a typical home fire you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape.

“Developing and practicing a home escape plan is like building muscle memory,” said Erin Daniels, Public Education Specialist.  “That pre-planning is what everyone will draw upon to snap into action and escape as quickly as possible in the event of a fire.”

This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” works to better educate the public about the critical importance of developing a home escape plan and practicing it. The Collierville Fire Department is working in coordination with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of the Fire Prevention Week. Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14, 2017.

Students in Collierville elementary and middle schools will receive free fire safety education materials to take home and share with their families.  Furthermore, the CFD is sponsoring its annual city-wide fire safety poster contest which is open to all students (Grades K -12) in public and private Collierville schools.  Winning posters will be on display at the Morton Museum from Oct. 8 -23.

In support of Fire Prevention Week, Fire Chief Buddy Billings encourages all Collierville households to develop a plan together and practice it. A home escape plan includes working smoke alarms on every level of the home, in every bedroom, and near all sleeping areas. It also includes two ways out of every room, usually a door and a window, with a clear path to an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole, or mailbox) that’s a safe distance from the home.

NFPA and the Collierville Fire Department offer these additional tips and recommendations for developing and practicing a home escape plan:

  • Draw a map of your home with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.

  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.

  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.

  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.

  • Close doors behind you as you leave — this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.

  • Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.

To learn more about this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out” and home escape planning, visit  FirePreventionWeek.org

Erin Daniels, CFD Public Education Specialist  457-2485


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