The Watertown Fire Department is pleased to announce the Town winners of this year’s Connecticut Fire Prevention Poster Recognition Program
4TH Grade Winner
St John The Evangelist School
(with Principal Mrs Marylou Walsh Iannone)
5th Grade Winner
(with teacher Mrs. Barlow)
Each year this contest attracts thousands of students from communities throughout the state to help spread the message of Fire Safety.
We believe the students are a valuable link in the chain of communication when it comes to Fire Safety because they will take this lesson home and promote fire prevention measures to the entire family.
Although every poster cannot win, each and every one of them helps to promote a very important message; Fire Prevention Everyone/ Everyday.
This year’s winners faced some tough competition making the selection to choose just one from each grade very difficult.
This Year the fourth grade winner was Deanna Gallant from St John the Evangelist and The Fifth Grade winner was Jalyssa Kennedy from Polk School. Both winners were presented with a certificate and a check from the Watertown Fire Marshal’s office and their posters where sent on to be judged at the county level. If selected as a Litchfield County winner their posters will then move to the finale Phase and be judged against all county winners for the title of State winner. All county winners posters will be displayed throughout the capital this October as well as featured in a fire prevention calendar for next year.
The contest is put on each year through the office of the State Fire Marshal along with the CT Fire Marshals association, Ct Fire Chief’s Association , Ct Board of Education, Ct Department of Energy & Environmental Protection and The CT Fair plan representing the Insurance Industry.
Watertown Fire Department is looking for recruit firefighters to fill our ranks.
Requirements for membership are as follows:
James (Jim) DeMarest Jr.
is the new Watertown Fire Department Deputy Chief.
Do you live in Watertown Connecticut? Are you 14 to 16 years old? Would you like to learn about firefighting and get some of the same training that our firefighters do?
Click here to get an application, or stop by Headquarters during normal business hours.
Fire is Everyone's Fight
fantastic website for younger kids that includes games and songs about fire safety. (check our Little Rosalie...its a hit)
great info for all ages
great campaign on closing your door to help stop the spread of fire
Always be prepared!
532 Buckingham St
Ignite Your Romance, Not Your Home
Romantic movies ought to include a "don't try this at home" warning. More often than not, they portray a room illuminated by hundreds of candles as the ultimate romantic gesture - when, in fact, flickering candles can pose a serious fire danger.
The statistics don't lie. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are 15,260 candle fires per year, at an average of 42 per day.
You might be wondering, "Hey! What's really so dangerous about candles? I burn them all the time!" Well, it's not really the candles themselves that are the major issue - it's the fact that they are often left unattended, especially next to flammable items. Tablecloths, curtains, blankets and centerpieces can all go up in flames in an instant. If you're not there to contain the flames, they'll quickly spread. The main way to prevent a candle fire in your home is just to be in the room where they are burning!
Even though they say everyone looks better by candlelight, you might want to reconsider how you set the mood this Valentine's Day. You might find your special someone looks just fine by lamp light.
Still convinced you need to set candles ablaze for an unforgettable Valentine's Day? Here are a few tips to help ensure that your romantic display ignites your romance, not your home:
Don't let a candle fire extinguish your plans for a romantic Valentine's Day. Spark the flames of desire with a candle alternative, or basic safety precautions, and watch the sparks fly with your Valentine.