Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention Office

Danny Brennan
Bureau Chief

Fire Prevention Information

The Nevada State Fire Marshal Division is heavily involved in Fire Prevention activities throughout the state.  Working with local jurisdictions and other state agencies, the Fire Marshal Division works along side all Fire Departments and Districts, Division of Forestry, University Cooperative Extension and other local agencies when requested to participate in Fire Prevention and Education events throughout the state. Please contact our office if you need further information or would like to enquire about Fire Safety Events and Activities going on around Nevada. 


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    2018 Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest

    Attention all Elementary (5th and 6th Grades), Middle School and High School Students throughout Nevada..... the 2nd Annual State of Nevada Fire Prevention Week Theme Poster Contest will be coming the NFPA Link below to get a jump on the contest by reviewing this years theme.

    2018 Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest - Rules



    This year's National Fire Prevention Association Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere," works to educate about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire - and how to escape safely in the event of one:

    "LOOK" for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.

    "LISTEN" for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should meet.

    "LEARN" two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.

    The NFPA's  Sparky the Fire Dog®  also has a new friend, Simon, who is helping teach this year's Fire Prevention Week messages - he's a smart, resourceful character who will join Sparky in spreading fire-safety messages to adults and children alike.

    Last year's contest winners were from Reno, Carson City and Pahrump.

    Contest Rules

    1.       Applicants:

    a.       Elementary Level; 5th and 6th grades.

    b.      Middle School

    c.       High School


    2.       Artwork must reflect the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) 2018 national fire prevention week.  Information on this year's theme will be found on NFPA's website :


    3.       Theme must be depicted visually and can be created using media such as acrylics, watercolor, pencils, charcoal, magic markers, crayons, and pastels. Digitally produced images, collages, cut-outs, and stamping will not be eligible for consideration.


    4.       The finished poster must measure 8 ½ x 14 inches.


    5.       The poster must be submitted with a description of the poster and a brief biography of the artist, either written legibly or typed.


    Will be selected from each of the three grade school categories and their posters placed on billboards in the Elko, Reno/Sparks, Carson City and Las Vegas areas.   Each winner will receive a plaque from the Nevada State Fire Marshal and the Fire Prevention Association of Nevada (FPAN), recognition from the National Fire Protection Association.

    Selecting the winners:

    At the local/City/County level

    -          The county winner will be selected by the respective fire departments fire prevention bureau's within that county, FPAN and or the local Fire Chief.  (In Clark County FPAN and their regional representatives will be the receiving entity for the poster entries from the Schools and selecting those to move on to the next level.) The Fire Prevention Bureaus of the agencies are responsible for disseminating contest opportunity, collecting entries from the respective schools within their jurisdictions, judging entries from the respective schools and submitting the top 2 entries to the State Fire Marshal by September 14, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.

    -          Contact the Nevada State Fire Marshal to submit entries if your local fire department is not participating in this event.

    At the state level

    -          The Nevada State Fire Marshal and representatives from the BOFS will facilitate tier 2 judging to select the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. This will be done on September 18, 2018. 


    -          Winning Poster

    -          The winning poster (originals and copies) becomes the property of the Nevada State Fire Marshal, and will be displayed at the Carson City State Fire Marshal's Office and community outreach events as determined by the same entities along with being posted on billboards.

    -          The winning poster may be used in publications, exhibits, and displays, and on websites, as determined by the Nevada State Fire Marshal.

    -          Poster winner's artwork will be submitted to local print media in their area and may be published.

    Contest Dates

    NFPA Theme Announcement and Kick-off:  Monday June 11, 2018

    For the Nevada State Fire Marshal Contest questions or additional information contact your local fire department or visit the Nevada State Fire Marshal website

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