New Lenox Fire 5th Grade Poster Contest Winners Announced
By New Lenox Fire Protection District
October 25, 2019

During the month of October the New Lenox Fire Protection District (NLFPD) conducted a Fire Safety Message Poster Contest for all the 5th grade classrooms in New Lenox. The posters were based on the National Fire Prevention Association’s (NFPA) Fire Prevention Week Theme for 2019 which was, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape.”

All participating schools submitted their posters by October 11th. The posters were then judged by the NLFPD firefighters and administrative staff.

“We wanted a way to get this age group involved in fire safety, and thought this was one way to do that,” said Marisa Schrieber, NLFPD’s Fire and Life Safety Educator.

There was one winner per school. Each winner received two movie tickets to AMC Theater along with a free pizza from Chicago Dough. This year’s winners were: Grace Frankovich from Nelson Ridge, Fiona Fares from Caroline Bentley, and Gabe Laserna from Spencer Crossing.

“This is the fifth year doing the contest, and we are always amazed at the creativity the students put into their posters,” Schrieber said.

The primary mission of the New Lenox Fire and Ambulance Protection District is to provide a range of programs designed to protect the lives and property within New Lenox Village and Township from the effects for fires and sudden medical emergencies or exposure to dangerous conditions created by man or nature with professional, compassionate, and quality service.