Jersey City student named as a fire prevention poster winner

JERSEY CITY – Navdeep Sanghera, a student at PS 11 Martin Luther King School in Jersey City, was named one of the winners of the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety and New Jersey State Fire Prevention and Protection Association Annual fire prevention poster contest.
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Acting Commissioner Charles A. Richman and Acting Director and State Fire Marshal William Kramer, Jr. announced this week the winners of the Scholastic Fire Prevention Poster Contest for the 2014-2015 school year.
The poster contest is cooperatively organized by the Division of Fire Safety (NJDFS) and New Jersey State Fire Protection and Prevention Association (NJSFPPA).
“The poster contest is creative way to teach children important fire prevention and safety lessons and to encourage fire safety awareness in the home,” said Acting Commissioner Richman. “Additionally, the Fire Safety calendar will serve as a tool to keep fire safety at the forefront year round.”
Beginning with last year’s contest and now every year, the student artwork becomes the central feature of the yearly NJSFPPA and NJDFS Fire Safety calendar that provides elements of prevention awareness. The calendar includes reminders such as the annual time change to check and replace smoke alarm batteries, the dates for significant fire safety events such as National Fire Prevention Week, and seasonal cautions concerning fire safety throughout the year. The calendar is distributed statewide in order to advance community risk reduction awareness. The contest itself has been conducted annually for over 25 years and is among the oldest continual scholastic competitions in the state.

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