Shelton's Fire Prevention Bureau will hold the annual Shelton Fire
Prevention Contest Awards Presentation Wednesday, Jan. 29.
The ceremony starts at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium at Shelton City Hall, 54 Hill St.
The annual poster contest, launched in 1984, is designed to develop fire safety awareness in youngsters and to encourage them to take the message home to their families.
It is jointly sponsored by Connecticut FAIR Plan, representing the insurance industry in this state; the Connecticut Fire marshals Association; Connecticut Board of Education and the Office of State Fire Marshal. The local contest is administered by the Shelton Fire Prevention Bureau.
Approximately 900 posters were submitted this year from Booth Hill, Elizabeth Shelton, Long Hill, Mohegan, Perry Hill, St. Joseph, St. Lawrence and Sunnyside schools.
Each student who submitted a poster will receive a Certificate of Appreciation and a pen from the Connecticut Fire Prevention Poster Committee. Judging was held on Dec. 11, 2013 with City Alderman as judges.
All first place posters will be displayed over the next year at schools, public buildings, and events. At the Awards Ceremony, first and second place winners will be announced for each school and grade. In addition the first place, overall city winners for fourth and fifth grade will be announced. Those posters have already advanced to the Connecticut State Contest.
Since the sixth Grade Essay/PSA contest began in 1996, its purpose has been to promote fire safety by having students’ research the topic while writing their PSA. Judging of this contest was held Dec. 11, 2013 in conjunction with the Annual Fire Prevention Poster Contest for fourth- and fifth-grade students.
"Volunteer essay/PSA judges from local new media and from AAA Southern New England spent significant time reading the numerous entries," said Ted Pisciotta, Assistant Chief – Fire Prevention.
This year’s winners are:
- 1st Place
Mrs. Fenstermaker’s Class, Perry Hill School
Author: Kyla Hackett
- 2nd Place
Mrs. Vicidomino’s Class, Perry Hill School
Author: Lauren McKeon
- 3rd Place
Mrs. Sulik’s Class, Perry Hill School
Authors: Mark Gergely, Owen Corbett, Luca Breahna, Eric Modica
For more information, the public is encouraged to contact the Shelton Fire Prevention Bureau at 924-1555 or on the web at www.cityofshelton.org.