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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Shelton 5th grader earns Fairfield County honor

 In Connecticut Fire Prevention Poster Contest
Isabela Baghdady's award-winning artwork 
 
SHELTON – Isabela Baghdady, a fifth grader at St. Lawrence School, was honored along with 32 other winners of 2012-2013 Connecticut Fire Prevention Poster Contest. 
Isabela and three other Fairfield County students were selected as County Winners. 

During an awards luncheon March 27 in Cromwell, Isabela was awarded a $100 savings bond and a framed County Winner Certificate.
Isabela Baghdady
In attendance were her mother, Rosa Baghdady, and Fire Marshal James Tortora. 
Isabela's poster outlines a few important aspects of fire safety. 
Using her slogan, “Follow the Three “P’s!”, Prevent – Plan – Practice, she instructs to not play with matches, have working smoke alarms, make an escape plan, know emergency numbers and  practice the escape plan with the family.  

Assistant Chief Ted Pisciotta said, "Isabela clearly understands and captures the important aspects of fire safety that everyone should consider."  

"She obviously applied a great amount of careful thought and planning in developing her poster."  

Her poster will be printed in the 2014 Connecticut State Fire Prevention Calendar and will be on display during Fire Prevention Week at the State Capitol.

The contest is designed to develop fire safety awareness in youngsters and to encourage them to take the message home to their families. 
It is jointly sponsored by Connecticut FAIR Plan, representing the insurance industry in the state; the Connecticut Fire Marshals Association; Connecticut Board of Education and the Office of State Fire Marshal. 

In January of this year, Isabela was presented an award as fifth grade city winner in Shelton.
Nearly 1,000 fourth-and fifth-graders from Shelton public and parochial schools participated in the competition. 
Isabela's poster as well as the first-place winning posters from each school is part of a portable art display that is currently being transported to various locations of the city. 

For information about fire safety, the public is encouraged to contact the Shelton Fire Prevention Bureau, 203-924-1555 or under “Public Safety” at www.cityofshelton.org.



This post is taken from a press release from Ted Pisciotta, Assistant Chief, Fire Prevention, City of Shelton.




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