As part of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, the Pembroke Pines Fire Department invited students from Kindergarten to Fifth grade to participate in our Annual Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest.
The theme for Fire Prevention Week, held October 9 – 15, 2022, by the official sponsor, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is “Fire won't wait. Plan your escape.” This year's theme works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.
“Today’s homes burn faster than ever. You may have as little as two minutes (or even less time) to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of a home during a fire depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of Outreach and Advocacy at NFPA.
Students were asked to create a Fire Escape Plan that was personalized to their homes. We are happy to announce that we received over 600 posters from our Elementary School Students. The winning posters were displayed at City Hall from October 6-19
We would like to thank all the students who submitted their artwork to be judged by our Fire Prevention staff, and congratulate this year's winners.