Bartlett, Arlington youths win with fire prevention posters

NASHVILLE — Bartlett and Arlington children were among the artists recognized by the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) in its 2017 Fire Prevention Poster Contest and Fire Prevention Video Contest. The awards event was on Feb. 10 at Conservation Hall at the Tennessee Governor’s Residence in Nashville.

Both statewide contests were designed to harness Tennesseans’ talent and creativity to help spread awareness of key fire prevention topics and messages.

Local fire departments sponsored the poster contest in schools from their districts and judged a winner from each grade. The local winners were then sent to the SFMO for final judging in Nashville. Over 100 poster entries were received this year.

Each statewide poster contest winner received a $50 prize check and a certificate of achievement signed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Among the winners are these area students:

  • Third-grade poster winner: Kerrington Land, Rivercrest Elementary School, supported by the Bartlett Fire Department
  • Sixth-grade poster winner: Reagan Moss, Arlington Elementary School, supported by the Arlington Fire Department
  • Seventh-grade poster winner: Emilia Shoror, Appling Middle School, supported by Bartlett Fire Department

Photos and video from the awards event can be found on the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s YouTube channel and Flickr page.