MVFD 75th Anniversary Parade - Saturday, August 27, 2016
Middlebury Fire Marshal Jack Proulx announced the following winners of the 2015-2016 Annual Fire Prevention Poster Contest:
$125.00 1st Place Winners
Nicholas Shaker – 4th grade (MES)
Hector Astudillo - 5th grade (LMES)
$75.00 2nd Place Winners
Lola McMahon – 4th grade (LMES)
Luke Brower – 5th grade (LMES)
This year students from both Middlebury Elementary and Long Meadow Elementary schools participated in the contest which yielded a total of 186 participants. Cash prizes were donated by the Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department and presented by Chief Anthony Bruno to the winners at the awards ceremony held on December 9, 2015 at Middlebury Fire Headquarters.
The fourth and fifth grade “first place” poster winners from each participating town will be submitted for judging at the county level. Four winners will be selected from each county, two from fourth grade and two from fifth grade, and each will receive a $150.00 savings bond. These winners will then become eligible for the State contest. One of the 32 finalists will be selected as the State Winner. The State Winner will receive an additional $750.00 savings bond and the school will receive a $500.00 grant. The winning poster will be reproduced and distributed as Connecticut’s official Year 2015-2016 Fire Prevention Poster and will be displayed at the State Capital building during the month of October 2013, with October being National Fire Prevention Month.
The State Winner will be announced in March at the awards luncheon. All 32 finalists, their parents, teachers, principals and fire marshals are invited.
The annual Connecticut Fire Prevention Poster Contest is a cooperative effort of the Bureau of State Fire Marshal; the Connecticut Fire Marshal’s Association, the Connecticut Public Fire Education Association, and the Connecticut FAIR Plan. This contest is an annual event that attracts thousands of students throughout the state. Last year over 30,000 students from more than 135 communities participated. The theme for the contest is FIRE PREVENTION EVERYONE/EVERYDAY.
Fire continues to be a leading cause of death and injury in the United States. Every 2½ hours someone is killed in a home fire and thousands more are injured each year. Children are often victims of residential fires that most often happen at night. Through Fire Prevention Education, and community participation many of these fires can be prevented.
Children most likely will learn to retain the fire safety message. They are a valuable link in the chain of communication; taking the lesson home and promoting fire prevention measures to the family. It is hoped that fire safety and prevention awareness will be increased through this educational program.
Fire Marshal Proulx and the poster contest committee would like to thank Region 15, Principal Feltz, Principal Wermuth, the 4th & 5th grade teachers, and all of the participating students for their enthusiastic artwork and creative thinking in this very important fire prevention awareness program.
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The Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department is dedicated to serving the community by responding to emergencies that immediately threaten life or property, to routine citizen requests for information or assistance and performing duties in fire supression, emergency medical aid or rescue and hazardous material resonses.
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