2021 Winning Fire Safety Posters Unveiled!

This year’s Prevention 1st Poster Contest received 86 entries submitted by 16 teachers representing 9 local school districts in the Rochester, New York area. Posters are being displayed at the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport and will be going up at other public venues around town.

See the winning posters for each grade level:

Kindergarten:

Kindergarten First Prize Winner

First Prize: Daphne A. (West Irondequoit)

Honorable Mentions: Jacob T. (West Irondequoit), Hazel T., Natalie M., and Mallory A. (West Irondequoit)

First Grade:

1st Grade First Prize Winner

First Prize: Moses B. (East Rochester)

Honorable Mention: Emma L. (Gates-Chili)

Second/Third Grade:

2nd/3rd Grade First Prize: Alyssa B. (Churchville-Chili)

Honorable Mentions: Fiona G. (East Rochester), Ezekiel S. (Churchville-Chili)

Fourth Grade:

4th Grade First Prize Winner

4th Grade First Prize: Giuliana C. (Rochester RC Diocese Schools)

Honorable Mention: Alissandra R. (Rochester RC Diocese Schools)

Fifth Grade:

5th Grade First Prize Winner

5th Grade First Prize: Anna B. (Churchville Chili)

Honorable Mentions: Wyatt S. (St. Rochester RC Diocese Schools), Abby F. (Honeoye Falls)

Winners of the Teacher Drawing for $500 Staples Gift Cards:

Ms. Tabor, Rochester RC Diocese Schools

Ms. Nassimos, West Irondequoit

Ms. Martin, East Rochester

Ms. Foehner, Churchville-Chili

Mrs. Selvaggio, Churchville-Chili

Ms. Coccia, East Rochester

Miss Hanss, St. Kateri

Mrs. Barton, Churchville-Chili

Ms. Kagel, Churchville-Chili

Ms. Gonzalez, (home school)

Send Us Your Fire Safety Posters by Jan. 22

A reminder for all student artists: the deadline for the Prevention 1st Fire Safety Poster Contest is next Friday, January 22.

Students in grades K-12 are eligible. Prizes include $50 for winners and $200 to their schools for supplies. Find all prizes and rules here.

Be sure to send you submission to our new address:

Prevention 1st

c/o Lifespan

1900 South Clinton Avenue

Rochester, NY 14618

Kids at Home

With many schools closed and parents working from home due to coronavirus, many households are disrupted. As you try to establish normal routines for these abnormal times, keep safety in mind:

  • Tripping hazards—toys, shoes, books on the floor—can accumulate quickly when kids are home all day. To prevent falls and keep pathways clear if you need to get out quickly on case of fire, make “pick up” a regular part of kids’ routines.
  • Maintain a “child-free zone” around a hot cooktop and oven. Children ages 8 and younger can help in the kitchen, but only with activities that don’t involve heat or knives. Check out Kids in the Kitchen for what kitchen responsibilities are appropriate at different ages. And while you’re cooking more at home, make sure you’re Modeling Kitchen Fire Safety.
  • Looking for activities to do with your kids? If you haven’t planned—or recently reviewed—your home fire escape plan now could be the perfect time. Learn how at www.homefiredrill.org

Online activities for kids:

Mikey Makes a Mess – a children’s book by Fireproof Children

Help Mikey Make It Out – an award-winning online teaching game