Winners in fire prevention poster contest announced

Ashley Figuera of Carson High School submitted this winning drawing in a fire poster contest. Nevada Department of Public Safety photograph.
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CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) - The winners 2017 Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest were announced Friday. The theme was “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”

The winners included Angelina Valdez from Hafen Elementary School in Pahrump in the fifth and sixth grade contest; Chase Carpenter from DePoali Middle School in Reno for the middle school contest and Ashley Figuera from Carson High School in the high school category.

“I was so impressed by the art that we received from students throughout the state,” State Fire Marshal Bart J. Chambers said in a statement. “This year’s theme really stressed that seconds count in a fire that often happens between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when people are asleep. I would like to commend all of the students who made submissions detailing the urgency of being prepared.”

The Nevada Department of Public Safety, Nevada Department of Education, Fire Prevention Association of Nevada, local Nevada fire departments and the State Fire Marshal Division sponsored the contest.


A winner in the 2017 Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest. Photo by the Nevada Department of Public Safety.
A winner in the 2017 Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest. Photo by the Nevada Department of Public Safety.