The Columbus Fire Department is looking for young artists to create a poster for next month’s Fire Prevention Week.
Capt. Mike Wilson, spokesman for the department, explains the theme of this year’s contest is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” .
Wilson said that they will be stressing during Fire Prevention Week that every family should have an escape plan and it should be practiced.
The contest winner will receive tickets to Holiday World and Splashin Safari courtesy of White River Broadcasting.
2017 Fire Prevention week is Oct. 8-14.
Posters must be on 8 1/2 by 11 paper and may be created using pen, pencil, colored pencil, crayon or paint. Children must include their name, age and telephone number on the back of their poster. The contest is open to children 12 and younger.
Posters should be dropped off at the fire department’s administrative offices at 11th and Jackson Streets before October 4th. The offices are open 7-4 Monday through Friday.