Shelton students win fire prevention poster contest

The two first place Fire Prevention Poster Contest winners, a fourth grade and a fifth grade winner, were announced during the annual Shelton Fire Prevention Contest Awards Ceremony.

The poster winners were Ryan Pereira, a fourth grader at Booth Hill School, and Daniel Ramos, a fifth grader at St. Joseph School. Their posters will advance to a state level contest.

Mayor Mark A. Lauretti, spoke about the benefit of this annual contest and his gratitude for all the individuals that support this fire safety program. All first and second place winners from the fourth and fifth grade from each of Shelton schools a cash award of $75 and $50, respectively, from Lauretti.

The two overall city winners, were each awarded $100, a certificate, and a metal.

About the annual poster contest

The annual poster contest, launched in 1984, 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 this state; the Connecticut Fire Marshals Association; Connecticut Board of Education; and the State Fire Marshal's Office.

The local contest is administered by the Shelton Fire Prevention Bureau.

All first place posters will be displayed over the next year at schools, public buildings, and events.

For more information about fire safety, the public is encouraged to contact the Shelton Fire Prevention Bureau at 203-924-1555 or visit