Fire Prevention Week


The Victoria Fire Department recently conducted a Fire Prevention Poster Contest at local and area schools in observance of National Fire Prevention Week. City and County-Wide First-place winners of the poster contest were honored and recognized at an awards ceremony held on Friday, September 28 at the Fire Training Field.

Poster Contest WinnersFire prevention week with students showing off trophies

  • First-place winners: 1st grade winner Ariziaha Balboa from Torres Elementary
  • 2nd grade winner Brody Gabrysch from Trinity Episcopal.
  • 3rd grade winner Alyssa Alvarez from O’Connor Elementary 
  • 4th grade winner Emma Willemin from Our Lady of Victory
  • 5th grade winner Giselle Hailee Brewer from Dudley Elementary

Sponsors for this year’s Fire Prevention Poster Contest are Victoria Fire and Safety, Rosewood Funeral Home, and Citgo.

Congratulations to the first place winners of the Victoria Fire Department’s 2018 Fire Prevention Poster Contest. This year’s theme was "Look, Listen, Learn-Be Aware Fire Can Happen Anywhere" Special thanks to the contest sponsors, including Victoria Fire and Safety, Citgo Petroleum Corporation and Rosewood Funeral Home. In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy. That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: "Look, Listen, Learn: Be Aware Fire Can Happen Anywhere!" is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to be aware of their surroundings at all time.

In observance of National Fire Prevention Week, the Victoria Fire Marshal’s Office conducts an annual Fire Prevention Poster Contest for students in first through fifth grades at local and county schools. Posters are judged and winners are announced and honored at an awards ceremony held at the Fire Training Field. This year, Fire Prevention Week is October 7-13, 2018.