Press Release
Community Development Services


Fire Prevention Week

Kittitas County, WA - 09/27/2019 - October 6th-12th is Fire Prevention Week in Kittitas County.

The Kittitas County Board of Commissioners have signed a proclamation declaring the week of October 6th - 12th as Fire Prevention Week in Kittitas County.  The County Fire Marshal has organized a Fire Prevention Week poster contest and all county schools have been invited to participate.  The contest is for grades K-8, divided into two categories: Grades K-5 and 6-8.  Students will create posters around this years theme, which is "Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape."

All public schools in the county have been provided with the rules of the contest.  Students will work on their posters during Fire Prevention Week and will submit their completed poster by Friday, October 11th at noon to their school office.  The posters will be collected and delivered to the County Courthouse for judging.  A panel consisting of public officials will be judging the submissions.

A 1st and 2nd place winner will be determined for both grade levels.  The schools of the winning students will be notified on Monday, October 14th.  The students will receive a certificate and meet Smokey the Bear at their school on Tuesday, October 15th.

1st place winners will be driven to school in a fire truck and their name and school will memorialized on a plaque displayed at the County Courthouse with their winning posters.

2nd place winners will eat lunch with firefighters at school.

Contact your child's school for information about the Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest.

Some fire departments throughout the county have organized fire and life safety related activities during Fire Prevention Week.  Check with your local fire department.  Allie, Kittitas County's Arson K-9 will be visiting various schools throughout the County.

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Contact: Pat Nicholson, County Fire Marshal 509-962-7000