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Posted on: October 24, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Fire Marshal’s Division honors winners of Fire Prevention Week poster contest

Four children holding handmade posters in front of a fire truck

PHOTO #1: The winners of the Fire Prevention Week poster contest hosted by the Victoria Fire Department Fire Marshal’s Division, from left, are Shealyn Carver, fifth grade, Mission Valley Elementary School; Luke Ortiz, fourth grade, Dudley Elementary School; McKenzie Heller, second grade, Trinity Episcopal School; Luke Temple, first grade, Nursery Elementary School; and, not pictured, John Alebis, third grade, Trinity Episcopal School.

A boy holding a trophy. Four adults stand behind him holding a poster and a red bag.PHOTO #2: Luke Temple, front, was the winner of the Fire Prevention Week poster contest for the first-grade category. Representing the organizations that sponsored the contest, back row, from left, are Janet Lesak, Rosewood Funeral Chapel; Alan Sizemore, Citgo Petroleum Corporation; Kaycee Koehl, Victoria Fire and Safety; and Victoria Fire Department Fire Marshal Jeff Cowan.

A girl holding a trophy. Four adults stand behind her holding a poster and a red bag.PHOTO #3: McKenzie Heller, front, was the winner of the Fire Prevention Week poster contest for the second-grade category. Representing the organizations that sponsored the contest, back row, from left, are Janet Lesak, Rosewood Funeral Chapel; Alan Sizemore, Citgo Petroleum Corporation; Kaycee Koehl, Victoria Fire and Safety; and Victoria Fire Department Fire Marshal Jeff Cowan.

A boy holding a trophy. Four adults stand behind him holding a poster and a red bag.PHOTO #4: Luke Ortiz, front, was the winner of the Fire Prevention Week poster contest for the fourth-grade category. Representing the organizations that sponsored the contest, back row, from left, are Janet Lesak, Rosewood Funeral Chapel; Alan Sizemore, Citgo Petroleum Corporation; Kaycee Koehl, Victoria Fire and Safety; and Victoria Fire Department Fire Marshal Jeff Cowan.

A girl holding a trophy. Four adults stand behind her holding a poster and a red bag.PHOTO #5: Shealyn Carver, front, was the winner of the Fire Prevention Week poster contest for the fifth-grade category. Representing the organizations that sponsored the contest, back row, from left, are Janet Lesak, Rosewood Funeral Chapel; Alan Sizemore, Citgo Petroleum Corporation; Kaycee Koehl, Victoria Fire and Safety; and Victoria Fire Department Fire Marshal Jeff Cowan.

The Victoria Fire Department Fire Marshal’s Division is recognizing the creativity of local students who are using their artistic skills to raise awareness about cooking safety in the kitchen.

The fire department hosted its annual poster contest in honor of Fire Prevention Week, inviting students to create posters based on this year’s theme: “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention.”

The winners at each grade level are as follows:

  • 1st grade: Luke Temple, Nursery Elementary School
  • 2nd grade: McKenzie Heller, Trinity Episcopal School
  • 3rd grade: John Alebis, Trinity Episcopal School
  • 4th grade: Luke Ortiz, Dudley Elementary School
  • 5th grade: Shealyn Carver, Mission Valley Elementary School

Each winner received a trophy, two gift cards and a goodie bag. The winning posters will be displayed in the Fire Marshal’s Office for one year.

Sponsors for the contest were Citgo Petroleum Corporation, Victoria Fire and Safety and Rosewood Funeral Chapel.

To learn more about Victoria Fire Department programs and services, visit www.victoriatx.gov/fire

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