The Department of Safety, Office of the State Fire Marshal and the New Hampshire Fire Prevention Society organized a statewide 3rd grade fire and life safety poster contest. The winning posters are to be the graphics for their first Fire and Life Safety School Year Calendar, 2013-2014.
548 posters were submitted from 26 schools and towns throughout the state. On April 30th they celebrated the poster contest winners with a ceremony, presenting each with a certificate, specially designed plaque, children’s book donated by the National Fire Protection Association, and an ice cream sundae party. Sparky greeted the students and families as they arrived.
Two of the poster contest winners were from the Londonderry School system. The cover and October pictures were both from Matthew Thornton Elementary School. In recognition of these achievements the Londonderry Fire Department gave these two poster contest winners a ride home in a fire truck on Friday June 14, 2013 at 2:45 at the Matthew Thornton School.
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3rd grade poster contest winners:
cover: General Fire Safety Topic – Annabella Wu – Mathew Thornton School, Londonderry, T: Dottie Balon-Frost
Jan: Home Fire Sprinkler Protection – Levi Taylor – Lisbon Regional, Lisbon, T: Jackie Daniels
Feb: Burn Awareness – Jordan Sweeney – Hills Garrison School, Hudson, T: Julie St. Louis
March: Kitchen & Cooking Safety – Maggie Jorczak – New Boston Central School, New Boston, T: Judy Keefe Art
April: Keep your home fire safe! Spring Cleaning: Yard, House & Garage – Hudson Willett – North Walpole, School, North Walpole, T: Mrs. LeClair
May: Electrical Safety – Kevin Moscat – Hooksett Memorial, Hooksett, T: Mrs. Ux
June: Home Escape Planning, Have Two Ways Out! – Vanessa Mahoney – Pollard, Plaistow, T: Becky Lightizer Art; Mrs. Lindquist classroom
July: Fireworks Safety – Summer Pescinski – Chichester Central School, Chichester, T: Chris Arnold
Aug: Stop, Drop, Roll – Harrison Clark – Temple Elementary, Temple
Sept: Firefighters as Heroes, Don’t Fear Firefighters in Gear – Andrew Nielsen – Temple Elementary, Temple
Oct: Change your batteries in Smoke and CO Detectors – Maeve Ryan – Mathew Thornton School, Londonderry, T: Pauline Pichette Art
Nov: CO Awareness & Safety – Joshua Puleski – Hills Garrison School, Hudson, T: Julie St. Louis
Dec: Safe Use of Candles & Holiday Safety – Oliver Pilcher – Griffin Memorial School, Litchfield, T: Heidi Hale-Miller