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, October 30, 2020 at the Victoria Community Center.  This year, Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10, 2020. 

Poster Contest Winners

First-place winners: 

  • 1st grade winner Addison Knode from Shields Elementary 
  • 2nd grade winner Cora Martin from Industrial Elementary West
  • 3rd grade winner Gannon Youngblood from Deleon Elementary  
  • 4th grade winner Lauren Kraatz from Industrial Elementary West 
  • 5th grade winner Avery Griffin from Our Lady of Victory Elementary

     Congratulations to the first place winners of the Victoria Fire Department’s 2020 Fire Prevention Poster Contest. This year’s theme was "Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen" Special thanks to the contest sponsors, including Victoria Fire and Safety, Citgo Petroleum Corporation and Rosewood Funeral Chapel. 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: "Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen" is so important.  "Be Ready for the Unexpected, Especially while cooking" reinforces why everyone needs to be aware of their surroundings at all time.

2020 poster winners

Pictured above, from left to right:  Alan Sizemore, Citgo Petroleum Corporation;  Kaycee Koehl, Victoria Fire and Safety;  Gannon Youngblood, 3rd grade winner;  Addison Knode, 1st grade winner;  Cora Martin, 2nd grade winner;  Lauren Kraatz; 4th grade winner;  Avery Griffin, 5th grade winner;  Holly Patterson and Celina Yoast; Rosewood Funeral Chapel.