As part of the Department's Fire Prevention Week celebrations, they always sponsor a poster contest for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders in Mason City. The local winner from each grade is submitted to the state-wide contest. The top three winners in each grade receive prizes for themselves and their local fire department. The Mason City Fire Department has been fortunate to have so many talented children in its area. Over the past several years, the Department has had several state winners. The State winners have their posters displayed at the Iowa State Fair at the Hall of Flame. Reviewing all of the colorful posters submitted by local area students is one of the best parts of Fire Prevention Week for the fire fighters! Of course, the worse part is having to choose just one from each grade level.
This year, over 400 posters were submitted to the Mason City Fire Department for judging. As always, it was tough to pick out just one. However, the Fire Department is proud to be able to submit Isaiah Washington's, Britta Elsbernd's and Gabriela Castelan's posters to the State contest.
The 2012 Winning Posters and their Artists!
Isaiah Washington - 3rd Grade - Jefferson Elementary - Ms. Bolinger
Britta Elsbernd - 4th Grade - Jefferson Elementary - Ms. Meyer
Gabriela Castelan - 5th Grade - Lincoln Intermediate - Ms Rozen