Chattanooga Fire Department announces Fire Prevention Week contest winners

Group photo: All of the winners of this year's poster contest posed for a group photo. (Image by Chattanooga Fire Dept.)

The Chattanooga Fire Department held its annual Fire Prevention Week awards program Monday at the Chattanooga Public Library downtown.

Fire Marshal Beau Matlock and Assistant Fire Marshal Chuck Hartung announced the winners of the fire safety poster contest. The winning posters were the ones that best illustrated this year’s fire safety theme, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware -- fire can happen anywhere."

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The winners received gift cards from Walmart, and the overall winner (i.e. Best of Show) will have her poster prominently displayed on a local billboard for a month.


A complete list of the poster contest winners is included below:

Individual Grade Winners

Kindergarten – Om Patel, Lookout Valley Elementary School

  • 1st Grade – Molly O'Donnell, Battle Academy
  • 2nd Grade – Emma Carbonell, Boyd Buchanan School
  • 3rd Grade – Bethany Orozco Sanchez, East Lake Elementary School
  • 4th Grade – Kendall Wallin, Lookout Valley Elementary School
  • 5th Grade – Garrett Hood, Boyd Buchanan School
  • 6th Grade – Lalitha Kantam, Boyd Buchanan School
  • 7th Grade – Caroline Jackson, Boyd Buchanan School
  • 8th Grade – Nina Ortiz, Boyd Buchanan School
  • 9th Grade – Hudson Tittle, Boyd Buchanan School
  • 10th Grade – Amber Bassford, Boyd Buchanan School
  • 11th Grade – Jeanna Parker, Boyd Buchanan School
  • 12th Grade – Charlie Stone, Boyd Buchanan School

Top Overall Winners:

  • 3rd Place – Abigail Willmore, 11th grade, Boyd Buchanan School
  • 2nd Place – Avery Lane, 9th Grade, Boyd Buchanan School
  • 1st Place – Hailey Nichols, 12th Grade, Boyd Buchanan School

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Best of Show:

  • Caitlin Hoilman, 11th Grade, Boyd Buchanan School
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