National Fire Safety Poster Competition

NFPA Fire Prevention week is
October 4-10 2020.

This year’s theme is

Every year the Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada collaborates with communities to promote safety through our national Fire Safety Poster Campaign.

Full-time students from preschool to Grade 12 attending a Band or federally operated school are eligible to participate.

Packages are available for download on our website and are mailed out to every band office and to every band and federally operated school.

We have developed lesson plans that can be used by parents, teachers or fire department personnel to teach ways to prevent cooking fires. The two plans are aimed at those who are not cooking yet, and those who are cooking. The lessons are approximately 20 minutes in duration and provide a great basis for students to create artwork to enter the national Fire Safety Poster Campaign.

To take part, students create artwork in one of five categories:

  • Preschool to Grade 12 – use multimedia to create messaging on this year’s theme (this could be a video, animation, cartoon strip, photo essay—they are only limited by their imagination). Individual or group entries are allowed in this category.
  • Preschool to Grade 2 – colour the provided poster.
  • Grades 3 to 5 – create a poster on this year’s theme.
  • Grades 6 to 8 – create a poster on this year’s theme.
  • President’s Award – special needs students from preschool to grade 12 are invited to colour the provided poster or create their own art using any medium.

Send the artwork to us by December 18, 2020:

AFAC Fire Safety Poster Campaign
7-3405 Mountain House Rd
Williams Lake, BC
V2G 5L5

You can also email submissions to

(It is OK to fold the posters to make it easier to mail them.)

Label the back of each poster with

  • Student name
  • Grade
  • School
  • Province / Territory
  • Teacher’s name
  • Parent or legal guardian name
  • Parent or legal guardian phone number

AFAC coordinates judging of the regional contests with the exception of BC*. Winning artwork from each region is entered into the national contest. The AFAC board of directors judge the national contest. Prizes will be mailed to schools in March 2021.

National contest prizes:

Students placing first, second, third and honourable mention receive technology prizes. First place winners in each category receive a computer for the school.

* Important notice for BC schools: The First Nations Emergency Services Society of BC (FNESS) is partnering with the BC Office of the Fire Commissioner for the BC regional contest. To find out more visit or contact Sarah Kent, Fire Services Coordinator at or 604-669-7305 ext.113

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