FIRE DEPARTMENT INFORMATION
September 27, 2012
To Fire Safety Educators:
Enclosed is the information and Rules for the 2012-2013 Massachusetts Fire Prevention
Poster Contest for all students in grades 6-8. The contest may begin immediately.
This year, all posters will again be submitted to MPIUA where both county and statewide
judging will be held. All county entries should be postmarked no later than Friday,
February 1, 2013. All entries will be separated by county and a First and Second place
winner will be chosen from each county that participates. All first place county winners
will be entered into the statewide contest, from which First, Second and Third place winners
will be chosen.
All First and Second place county winners will be honored at an awards luncheon, attended
by their parents, teachers, principals and local fire officials, at 12:00 Noon on Thursday
May 30, 2013 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, Framingham, MA. At the luncheon the three
statewide winners will be announced!
Last year 12 out of 14 counties participated! To those of you who were involved last year,
we extend our sincere thanks. We ask those of you who were unable to become involved last
year to please make every effort to participate this year. Our goal is to have every county
in the State of Massachusetts participate.
Any fire department that is active in and helps promote the contest, and whose
town has a First, Second or Third place winning poster in the STATEWIDE contest, will be
granted a check in the amount of $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000, respectively. .
You can find the following information in the Poster Contest section of our website:
- Letter being sent to all schools
- Contest Rules
- Judging Criteria
- List of 2012 poster contest winners - county and state
- List of 2012 winning fire departments
- Poster Information Form - this information must be provided on back of each poster.
Similar material is being sent to every public, private and parochial school with
grade 6-8 in the State of Massachusetts. We encourage you to contact your local schools to
offer them assistance in this worthwhile program.
If you have any questions or need our assistance, please contact one of the following individuals or go to our website, www.arsonwatchrewardprogram.org
Nancy Rodes - 617-557-5535 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ron Meehan - 508-326-2047 - email@example.com
Eileen Driscoll - 617-557-5553 - firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank you for your continued support of this program and look forward
to working with you over the next year.
Nancy E. Rodes – Poster Contest Coordinator
Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association
Sponsor of the Arson Watch Reward Program