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Governor Kelly Recognizes K-5 Fire Safety Poster Contest Winners

OSFM | Mar 01, 2019

Kansas students creatively display importance of fire safety through annual fire safety poster contest

(TOPEKA) — Students from across the state recently put their creative talents to work to help spread the message about fire safety by participating in the Fire Safety Poster Contest conducted annually by the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The agency is pleased to announce the winners of this contest, who will be honored by Governor Kelly and State Fire Marshal Doug Jorgensen at a ceremony in the Governor’s office Friday.

The winning posters, along with those earning honorable mention recognition, are currently being featured on a display in the State Capitol Building and are highlighted in the 2019 Fire Safety Calendar.

The competition kicked off in October in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week. The poster contest is designed to support the fire safety education efforts of local fire departments. Participants were asked to use this year’s theme, Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere, in their entries.

“Fire safety education is one of our most important tools when it comes to fire prevention,” State Fire Marshal Doug Jorgensen said. “It is wonderful to see the participation and teamwork between the schools and local fire departments during Fire Prevention Week and our poster contest when it comes to teaching students about the importance of fire safety.”

Schools across Kansas encouraged participation from their students, who demonstrated their knowledge of fire safety that they learned in school or at home. The poster contest was divided into grade categories: Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Winners:
Brydan Long, Kindergarten, Troy Grade School, Troy, Kansas, Doniphan County Fire District #5
Kinzlie Ferris, 1st Grade, Troy Grade School, Troy, Kansas, Doniphan County Fire District #5
Teagan Cooley, 2nd Grade, Randolph Elementary School, Topeka, Kansas, Topeka Fire Department
Brynn Widener, 3rd Grade, Ellinwood Grade School, Ellinwood, Kansas, Ellinwood Fire Department 
Bennett Jacobs, 4th Grade, Ellinwood Grade School, Ellinwood, Kansas, Ellinwood Fire Department
Hailey Nolan, 5th Grade, Greeley County Elementary School, Tribune, Kansas, Unified Greeley County Fire District 1

Honorable Mentions:
Benjamin Blakley, Kindergarten, Yoder Charter School, Yoder, Kansas, Reno County Fire District # 8
Jaxten Schossow, 1st Grade, RV Haderlein Elementary School, Girard, Kansas, Girard Fire & Rescue Department
Faith Rose, 2nd Grade, RV Haderlein Elementary School, Girard, Kansas, Girard Fire & Rescue Department
Rylee Smith, 3rd Grade, RV Haderlein Elementary School, Girard, Kansas, Girard Fire & Rescue Department
Shari Miller, 4th Grade, Yoder Charter School, Yoder, Kansas, Reno County Fire District #8
Lydia Porter, 5th Grade, Ellinwood Elementary School, Ellinwood, Kansas, Ellinwood Fire Department

For photos and artwork and more information about the Fire Safety Poster Contest CLICK HERE.