Thank you for your participation in the FASNY Fire Prevention and Life Safety Essay Contest. The deadline for entries has passed. Please check back for this year's winner which will be announced this spring.
Each year, in an effort to help educate and engage kids in our community and schools, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY), with the support of your local fire department, sponsors the Fire Prevention and Life Safety Essay Contest.
New York State schools are required by the Department of Education to provide fire and safety curriculum to their students for a minimum of 45 minutes each month while school is in session. Participation in the Fire Prevention and Life Safety Essay Contest is an enjoyable way for the children to receive their instruction and the school to fulfill its requirement. The lessons learned by incorporating the contest into your curriculum may prevent an injury or even save a life.
Students throughout New York State in grades five through eight are eligible to participate.
This Year’s Fire Prevention Week Theme is "Have 2 Ways Out!"
Please submit one typewritten, or two neatly handwritten double-spaced pages. Only one essay per student may be submitted. This year’s theme, “Have 2 Ways Out!”, focuses on the importance of fire escape planning and practice. It is important to have a home fire escape plan that prepares your family to think fast and get out quickly when the smoke alarm sounds. Essays should reflect this theme including items like proper escape planning.
A panel of judges will choose a first, second and third place winner in each grade level. First place winners will receive a plaque and a check for $100 from FASNY. Second place winners will receive a certificate and $75. Third place winners will receive a certificate and $50. Teachers will be notified of winners by April 1, 2013, and at that time, award presentations can be set up.
January 7, 2013
For More information, contact:
Laurie M. Hance