CFD announces poster contest winner

Art by Hazel Kelley

The Columbus Fire Department has announced the winner of the department’s “Fire Prevention Week” 2018 Poster Contest. Six-year-old Hazel Kelley, a first grader at CSA Lincoln Elementary will receive six tickets to Holiday World & Splashing Safari courtesy of White River Broadcasting.

The poster contest asked children to create a poster that highlights the fire prevention theme for 2018: “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware-fire can happen anywhere.” The judges consisted of seven firefighters. They judged 74 entries.

Columbus Fire Chief Mike Compton calls the poster contest “a great opportunity for the children to focus on what fire prevention means. Fire prevention week is also a time for adults and children to think about fire related emergencies, and consider putting a plan together for a safe escape.”

Fire Prevention Week is October 7-13.