04 August 2020
Young artists are invited to take part in a Jersey Fire and Rescue Service poster competition aimed at promoting fire safety.
The competition has been launched to coincide with the summer holidays to give youngsters the opportunity to get creative while also learning about how to reduce the risk of fires starting.
Youngsters aged between 3 and 12 are invited to take part in the contest and the winning entry will be turned into posters that will be used Island-wide in bus shelters, used in promotional campaigns, as well as on banners outside St Helier Fire Station.
Designs should promote fire safety such as:
- When a fire starts, get out, stay out and call 999
- The importance of planning an escape route
- Making sure smoke alarms are working in the home
- Hazards in the home (such as electrical risk and cooking)
Resources for children to learn about the risk of fire and how to stay safe can be found on the Government of Jersey website here.
Watch Commander Mark Bailey-Walker said: "JFRS really enjoys going into schools to teach children about the importance of fire safety. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic has prevented much of our planned outreach work this year, so we decided to launch this competition to help children engage in the serious topic of fire safety.
"We hope that children will get busy during the summer holidays by accessing our website to learn how to stay safe during a fire and then to turn their learning into posters which will help inform others about how to stay safe."
The competition runs until 1 September and will be judged by firefighters from the Watch. The winners will be announced on 25 September and entries should be sent either by email to email@example.com or by post: Jersey Fire and Rescue Service, Rouge Bouillon, St Helier, JE2 3ZA.