Fire Prevention Week

2023 Fire Prevention Week

The theme for the 2023 National Fire Prevention Week is “Cooking Safety Starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention” and works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe when cooking. FPW_1440x773

Importance of Fire Prevention

In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy. Fire safety education isn’t just for school children. Fire Prevention Week to make sure they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire.

Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest

2023 Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest

Flower Mound Fire Department (1)

2023 Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest

The contest will run from October 2, 2023 – October 27, 2023.

Student participation: Grades 1-5 School Participation: Schools can participate to win the “Fire Safe School” designation, as well as a visit from our Fire Department.

Poster Guidelines:

  1.  Poster must be original and may be on any fire safety/fire prevention theme. Consider this year’s FPW theme: Cooking Safety Starts with YOU.
  2. Only individual work by students will be accepted. One entry per student.
  3. Posters must conform to the following description
    - 8.5” x 11” in size (standard printer paper size)
    - Any art medium, including paint, crayons or markers, cutouts, chalk, pencils, or pen and ink may be used.
    - Posters that have been burned or contain live matches will not be accepted.
  4. Once submitted, the poster will become the property of the Flower Mound Fire Department.
  5. The following information MUST be included on the poster (write on the back of the poster or affix with glue/staple): - First and Last Name - Name of School - Grade Level - Teacher’s name
  6. Posters should be submitted to your child’s teacher or school office. Posters may also be mailed to Fire Administration or dropped off at your nearest Flower Mound Fire Station.
  7. Posters will be collected from the front office on Friday, October 27th after 9:00 AM. Posters can also be mailed or dropped off at the Central Fire Station – 3911 S. Broadway Ave (next to the post office). Posters must be received by October 30th, 2023 if mailed or dropped off.

Posters will be judged by the FMFD S.A.F.E team members between October 30 – November 8th. Winners will be notified on November 9th and announced publicly on November 10th. Judging will be based on fire safety messages, creativity, and overall artwork. Each grade level will have a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner.


2nd and 3rd Place Winners:
- Poster on display at one of our Town facilities
- Certificate of achievement from the Fire Chief
- Fire Department goody bag

1st Place:
- Poster on display at one of our Town Facilities
- Acknowledgement at a Town Council meeting
- Firefighter for a Day – station tour, obstacle course, water hose, etc.
- Ribbon/Certificate for school.

School Level Award:

One school will win the “Flower Mound Fire Safe School” award. Schools will be evaluated on Poster Contest participation (amount of student entries), Fire Safety messaging and engagement for students and their families, and the number of completed Classroom Self-Inspections.

Schools will win Firefighter for a Day – Crews will come out to the school for a truck tour, mini obstacle course, ride on the ladder, and hose spraying. This would be a great teacher workday activity, that can be done during a break in meetings. The school will also win a certificate and ribbon and will be honored with the winners of the poster contest at a Town Council Meeting.

Classroom Self-Inspections Classroom self-inspections can be completed by teachers – the inspections should take approximately 10-15 minutes. To access the self-inspection form, visit our website. The self-inspection is a web-based form. Information submitted on the form is confidential and will not be publicly shared.

Educator Resources:

Visit our website to access educator resources for teaching about fire science and fire safety in the classroom. Lesson plans/activities are available for Pre-School – 5th Grade.

2022 Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest

Thank you to everyone who celebrated the 100th anniversary of National Fire Prevention Week with us! To help spread the word about fire prevention, hundreds of our local kiddos participated in a poster contest this year. After multiple rounds of judging, we have a winner!

Chief's Award 

Tabitha T. from Founders Classical Academy is this year’s first-place winner. She will now get a pizza delivery from the Fire Chief, and a window decal of her poster will be displayed on the chief’s vehicle for one year. Congratulations, Tabitha! 

First place winner of the Chief's Award category for the poster contest.

Station Awards

Firefighters at some of our fire stations also chose a winner for the Station Award category. Each winner will get pizza delivered by a fire truck, and a window decal of their poster will be displayed on a fire truck for one year.

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