"Thank you for doing the contest. It really does bring awareness to the children because of the drawings and through [the first-place winners'] visit to the firehouse. The whole thing opened many eyes."
--from the mother of a poster artist
Each fall Prevention 1st issues a call for posters for the next Home Fire Drill Poster Contest and Exhibition, which will be displayed around the Daylight Saving Time change the following spring. All participating artists receive a certificate of appreciation signed by the Mayor, County Executive, and Prevention 1st President.
We invite schools and organizations in the Rochester, NY area to submit posters created around the theme and messages of the Home Fire Drill Campaign: “Change Your Clock/
Test Your Alarms/Practice Your Home Fire Drill/Alarms Goes Off, You Get Out” It encourages all households to maintain smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, create an exit plan, practice their escape twice a year, and always respond when an alarm sounds.
For Rochester City School District Students, prizes include a visit to a firehouse for first-place winners and a chance to win a ride to school on a firetruck by random drawing of all submitting students artists who live in the City of Rochester and attend the Rochester City School District (see flyer at right).
Students in school districts outside of RCSD, as well as programs of community organizations, can win a pizza party for their classroom or group and $25 worth of art supplies for their program.
Senator John Robach, Rochester Fire Chief Salvatore Mitrano III and Marlene Hamann-Whitmore consider the posters' images and messages.
Thank you to all of the locations exhibiting posters:
Rochester City Hall
Canandaigua National Bank branches
Rundel Library Children’s Center