SAN ANGELO, Texas — The San Angelo Fire Department teamed up with the National Fire Protection Association, official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, to promote the 2019 Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”

The campaign is to educate everyone about the small, yet important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

NFPA statistics show that in 2017, U.S. fire departments responded to 357,000 home structure fires. These fires caused 2,630 fire deaths and 10,600 fire injuries, according to a press release. On average, seven people died in a fire in a home per day during 2012 to 2016.

“These numbers show that home fires continue to pose a significant threat to safety,” Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of outreach and advocacy, said in a press release. “In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out.

During fire prevention week, a poster contest was held locally. On Wednesday, the City of San Angelo released the results from the SAFD.

Winners are:

Third grade

Place               Name                          School                          Teacher

1st                    Shang-En Huang         Fort Concho                Pierce

2nd                   Lola Hogan                  Santa Rita                   Boser

3rd                    Sloan Cole                   Fort Concho                Flutt

4th                    Jaylynn Nixon             Fannin                         Garcia

Fourth grade

Place               Name                                      School                          Teacher

1st                    Mary Cathryn Darby               Santa Rita                   Meads

2nd                   Victoria Bageant                     Lamar                          Rastetter

3rd                    McKenna Dane                       Austin                         Dearth

4th                    Oliver Mensch                        Lamar                          Rastetter

Fifth grade

Place               Name                                      School                          Teacher

1st                    Jordon Munden                      Santa Rita                   Smith

2nd                   Adam Rason                           Lamar                          Curry

3rd                    Celes Cole                               Fort Concho                Watson

4th                    Alina Lussow                           Reagan                         Taunton

All first-place winners and their parents were invited to Zentner’s Daughter Steak House Oct. 11 for a luncheon, hosted by the Rotary Club of San Angelo.

Jordon Munden
City of San Angelo
Mary Cathryn Darby
City of San Angelo
Chris Christian and Robert McEntyre
City of San Angelo
Clifton Jones presents Rotary coins to fire prevention poster winners
City of San Angelo