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School InspectionThe Prevention Division works to reduce the potential impact of fire and explosion hazards where people live, work, and congregate. This team focuses on inspecting facilities which pose distinct fire hazards and where the potential loss of life from fire is very high.

The division is also responsible for the promotion of fire safety and the education of building owners, operators, and occupants, and the general public. Both office and field personnel are active educators, presenting a variety of program topics across the state of Kansas.

Our office even employs a dedicated Education Consultant to work with local fire and law enforcement jurisdictions, helping to educate kids on fire safety and prevent them from starting fires.



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OSFM announces winners of Fire Safety Poster Contest

OSFM | Jan 06, 2015

Students across the state of Kansas participated in the annual Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Fire Safety Poster Contest. The contest is held during Fire Prevention Week in October to help students learn about fire safety in a fun and engaging way.  The three winners will have an opportunity to meet the Governor on Friday, January 23, 2015.

Eva Daugherthy poster contest winner
This year’s theme was “Show What You Know About Fire Safety.” Entries are judged on originality, creativity and use of the theme. Local fire departments and their participating schools submitted town winners to the OSFM, who then selected final winners in each category.

“The work of the students gets better and better every year, and it gets more and more difficult to choose the winners,” said Doug Jorgensen, State Fire Marshal. “Educating kids at a young age about the importance of fire safety is essential – the more they know the more involved they can be in fire prevention at home and the smarter they’ll be should a fire occur no matter where they are. Our office has a great time looking at all the entries and seeing all the creative ways kids can express what they already know about fire safety. “

The three winning entries and nine Honorable Mentions will be featured in a calendar to be produced by the OSFM. A limited number of these calendars will be available through the agency.

 

WINNERS:

Category

Name

Grade

School

City

K–2nd

Eva Daugherthy

2nd

Chanute Christian Academy

Chanute

3rd–4th

Marisela Pu

3rd

Rolla Elementary School

Rolla

5–6th

Amanda Bilby

6th

Mulvane Middle School

Mulvane

 

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS (also included in the calendar):

Category

Name

Grade

School

City

K–2nd

Deja DeAnda

K

Gridley Elementary School

Gridley

K–2nd

Havana Olander

1st

Windom Elementary School

Little River

K–2nd

Callie Jones

2nd

Quincy Elementary School

Topeka

3rd–4th

Elle Kreighbaum

3rd

St Patrick Catholic School

Chanute

3rd–4th

Marissa Ruiz

3rd

Tecumseh South Elementary School

Tecumseh

3rd–4th

Alexis Salazar

4th

Pauline South Elementary School

Wakarusa

5–6th

Daniel Ackerman

5th

Marysville Elementary School

Marysville

5–6th

Kennedy Barnhouse

5th

Milford Elementary School

Milford

5–6th

Florence Felipe M. Barles

6th

St. Patrick Catholic School

Chanute

 

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