Fire Prevention


Poster Contest

As Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal, I invite all second and third grade students to participate in a poster contest to promote fire safety. Winning poster designs will be displayed on the Office of State Fire Marshal’s website, and every child who participates will receive a personal thank you for helping keep North Carolina fire safe!

Second and third grade teachers who want their classes to participate should:

  1. Use the teaching tips below to discuss fire safety with your students.
  2. Print out a poster template in landscape view for each child. Ask them to draw a poster related to smoke alarm and fire safety. Each child should write their name, teacher’s name and school’s name on the back of their poster.
  3. Fill out the submission form, including a list of all participating students. Gather all posters and the submission form and mail, without folding, to:

Fire Prevention Week Posters
1201 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1201
Posters must be received by Sept. 30, 2016.

I greatly appreciate the hard work you do every day to educate North Carolina’s young people, and I am excited about the opportunity to partner with you for this year’s Fire Prevention Week. If you have any questions, please contact Colin Day, Assistant Director of Public Information, at 919-807-6014 or


Activities and Links

Certain materials reproduced from NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week website, ©2014 NFPA.