Fire Safety Creative Contest

Barnwell City Fire Department

October 1, 2015

Shannon B. Herndon


803-259-7141 ext. 117

2015 Theme "Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP"


It’s Fire Prevention Week—Did you know that roughly half of the home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep? Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half!

National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) will use the week of October 4-10, 2015 to get the key message out to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement.

Click here for reproducible contest entry form

Click here for music videos & the Case of the Missing Smoke Alarms

Click here for a 10-minute mini-lesson plan Hear the Beep Where You Sleep

Click here for the Fire Prevention Week Parent Letter and Checklist

Click here to go to the National Fire Prevention Association's Fire Prevention Week Websitee (

Barnwell School District #45

Barnwell City Fire Department and Barnwell County 4-H offer a 4-H Poster and Essay contest to promote Fire Safety Prevention. Using the National Fire Prevention Theme, the contest is open to students in Barnwell School District #45 grades K5-12. Posters and essays are submitted for judging with the winning entries on display during Fire Safety Fun Day held on the Saturday of National Fire Prevention Week.  

  • Fire Safety Contest Entries are due to the Barnwell City Fire Department on Monday, October 1, 2015
  • Winning entries will be on display during Fire Safety Fun Day at Fuller Park on Saturday, October 10, 2015
  • Contest is sponsored by Barnwell City Fire Department 

Click here for the 2015 Barnwell #45 Contest Rules & Entry Form

Click here for Barnwell County Contest Teacher Contact and Evaluation form