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Burn Awareness Week

February 4th - 10th, 2024

February 4th - 10th is National Burn Awareness Week, a time set aside each year for organizatinos and educators to unite in sharing a common burn awareness and prevention message.

The Manitoba government, Office of the Fire Commissioner, Manitoba Firefighters' Burn Fund and the Manitoba Association of Fire Chiefs would like to encourage all age-groups to get involved and learn about burn and fire prevention, and what to do if a burn should happen.

To further encourage kids 5-8, our organizations are once again holding the ever-so-popular Burn Awarenss Week Poster Contest. Kids are asked to submit their original artwork reflecting any fire and burn awareness drawing, which includes a message describing their poster drawing.

Contest Rules:

  • Posters must be drawn on an 8 1/2 X 11 inch letter sized paper, 1 entry per student;
  • The contest is open to any student residing in Manitoba from grade 5 through to grade 8. Students can participate on their own without the participation of the school;
  • Poster artwork must represent any fire/burn prevention subject;
  • Posters MUST INCLUDE the artists’ name, grade, school & address on the BACK of the poster.

    (Many posters are disqualified each year as they are submitted with no information.)

All entries must be postmarked by no later than March 22, 2024

Mail entries to :

Manitoba Municipal and Northern Relations

The Office of the Fire Commissioner

1601 Van Horne Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 7K2

Winners will be notified after April 19, 2024

Posters will be judged based on age-appropriate skill, message and content, and one winner per grade level will win a Grand Prize valued at $200.00, educational safety materials for their classmates and a $200.00 cheque direct from the Firefighters' Burn Fund for their teacher to use on materials in their classroom. Each winner will be presented with a recognition certificate to acknowledge their contribution to burn and fire safety awareness and education.

Judges include representatives from the Office of the Fire Commissioner, Manitoba Firefighers' Burn Fund, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services and the Manitoba Association of Fire Chiefs.

Winners posters will be displayed on the Office of the Fire Commissioner website to celebrate their win and show off their incredible artwork. Posters that are submitted and may not have won may be used in other public educational promotional material where appropriate.

For infomration on Burn Awareness Week and the resources available to get everyone involved, please see the following link to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) website:


The Manitoba government, Office of the Fire Commissioner, Manitoba Firefighters' Burn Fund and the Manitoba Association of Fire Chiefs would like to thank all those who supported the kids in entering their posters and would like to thank each and everyone for their interest in fire and burn safety.

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