Kids Korner


Pre-K through 6th grade students are invited to participate in a contest honoring National Fire Prevention Week (October 8-14, 2017). There are TWO chances to win prizes this year!  Students may enter the Poster Contest, the Home Escape Plan Challenge, or both!
  The 2017 Fire Prevention Week theme is: 
  “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out”

2017 Poster Contest Flier (PDF)

Part 1 – Poster Contest

  1. Posters should promote the Fire Prevention Week theme, and encourage fire safety awareness in the home, school, and community.
  2. Posters must be drawn on an 8 ½ by 11 inch letter-sized white paper.
  3. Student's name, school, grade, and teacher’s name must be on the back of the poster.
  4. One (1) entry per student.
  5. Posters are to be completed by students, without assistance.
  6. Only hand-drawn entries will be accepted.  Entries using computer-generated imaging will NOT be accepted.
  7. A panel of judges will select the winning posters based on originality, clarity of message, design, and age-appropriate skill. The decision of the judges is final. 

Part 2 – Home Fire Escape Plan

  1. Students will take home the NFPA How to Make a Home Fire Escape Plan worksheet.  (Teachers should contact their fire department if they need help with printing copies of the worksheet.)  The worksheet can be found at  Scroll down to find Fire Prevention Week resources.
  2. Students will fill out the worksheet with a parent or guardian.
  3. Every student that brings the worksheet back to school, with the Home Fire Escape Plan filled in, will be entered to win a prize.
  4. Teachers may submit the worksheets, or a list of names of students that submitted a worksheet.
The poster submission deadline is November 3, 2017. 

The winning posters from each grade will be judged by fire service personnel and hospital staff.  The winners will be notified by November 20, 2017.  Three winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will be chosen from each grade level.  One grand prize winner for the Poster Contest will receive $100 for their elementary school, a pizza party for their class, and a small prize for themselves. The winning poster will be used in promotional material where appropriate. 

All winners will be honored at an awards ceremony held at Shriners Hospitals for Children, attended by their parents, teachers, principals, and local fire officials at 5:00 pm on Friday, December 8, 2017.

Submit posters by November 3, 2017 to:            

Jennifer Rubin
Safe Kids Greater Sacramento
6501 Coyle Ave
Carmichael, CA 95608

Bonus Teacher Materials
Visit the NFPA Teaching Fire Prevention Week page for links to lesson plans, music and videos, game for students, and more!  The How to Make a Home Fire Escape Plan worksheet can be found there as well.