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Fire prevention poster contest open for Sask students

Saskatchewan students in grades 4-8 will be able to participate in a poster contest dealing with fire prevention.

As Fire Prevention week runs from Sunday Oct. 9 until Oct. 15, the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency is opening a poster contest until Oct. 28. The winning entries will be showcased on the SPSA’s website and Facebook page.

One winner will be selected from each grade, with each winner receiving either an Amazon Fire 7 tablet, or a JBL Portable Bluetooth speaker.

Information about how to enter is available online.

A public event will be held in front of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building at 2 p.m. on Oct. 12.

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Meantime, in Lloydminster, Fire Station No. 2 will play host to an open house next Tuesday Oct. 11 at 2716-59 Avenue from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Fire Prevention Week is observing its centennial this year and the theme is “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape.”

Residents may download the home escape plan to assist in planning a route to exit their home in an emergency.

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