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Learn Not to Burn Poster Contest


Lincoln Fire & Rescue sponsors a fourth grade poster contest each year in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week. The poster contest goals are for students to design a poster with a fire safety theme remembering the behaviors they have learned since kindergarten in the school's "Learn Not to Burn" curriculum. Each school has a set of the "Learn Not to Burn" books in their library. Lincoln Fire & Rescue works in cooperation with the schools, teaching children fire safety behaviors with puppets, apparatus demonstrations, lectures and special events.

Fire Prevention Week
2016 Learn Not to Burn Poster Contest Winner The Fire Chief selects a grand winner from posters designated as semi-finalists by the Poster Coordinator.

The 2017 poster contest winner is:

Hayden Danburg, Age 9
Fredstrom Elementary
Teacher: Ms. Nabben

To See Previous Winners

Fire Resource Company
Lincoln Fire & Rescue has assigned a Fire Engine or Truck Company, to each elementary school in the City of Lincoln. Schools are located in the response area for the Fire Company and they are to provide a contact for the school if they have questions or need any fire safety resources from the Fire Department. Fire Companies are to contact the school staff at the beginning of the school year and introduce themselves. The poster contest provides an opportunity for fire personnel to introduce themselves while providing a service to the community.

Who:  All Lincoln 4th Grade Students are eligible to submit a poster.

When:  Posters will be distributed on September 4 and 6. Posters need to be completed by September 17 for Resource Companies to pick each school winner.

How:  Use Crayon to color posters, and place each student's name and school in the box provided to identify and return all posters, Judging:School winner will be judged on:

  • Original idea
  • Content
  • Appearance

Student's ideas can cover fire safety practices, the "Learn Not to Burn" curriculum or other fire educational themes. School winners receive a blue ribbon and the grand winner a red ribbon.

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