General Information




In 2006 the Iowa Firefighter’s Association began sponsorship of a statewide fire prevention poster program for students in 3rd – 5th grades. Each year in August the program information is mailed out to those schools in the state with 3rd, 4th or 5th grade classes. If the school chooses to participate in the poster program the students make a poster following the theme of the year’s fire prevention week slogan as chosen by the National Fire Protection Association. The posters should then be judged by the community’s fire department and the winning poster from each grade should be sent on to the state level by December 1st. First, second and third place winners from each grade level are chosen and their posters are displayed at the Hall of Flame booth at the Iowa State Fair. Winners also receive cash prizes and are treated to an awards luncheon at a fire station. The sponsoring fire department of each winner also receives a cash donation to put towards their fire prevention program.

The theme for the 2020 poster program is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen”

The rules for the 2020 can be downloaded here: Poster Program Rules