Jacksonville, Fla. – December 10, 2010 – Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. is pleased to announce that Coconut Creek Elementary School in Coconut Creek, Fla. has won The Fire Safety Project Video Contest. The school will be presented a check for the $10,000 grand prize in January 2011.
Students from Mrs. Fay’s
third grade and Mrs. Rothacker’s second grade classes produced the winning
entry – “Fire Safety Rules!” with the assistance of Pompano Beach Fire Rescue.
In addition, Coconut Creek
Fire Rescue will receive a $2,500 donation.
To view the winning video, go
The purpose of The Fire
Safety Project Video Contest was to draw awareness to the importance of fire
safety and to recognize the life-saving efforts of fire professionals
throughout the state of Florida. It was also designed to coincide with the National
Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) annual “Fire Safety Week” in October, and
serve as a means to help deliver NFPA’s message about injuries and deaths
caused by fire and the organization’s awareness and education campaign.
The video contest – targeted
to Florida students – started on September 1, 2010. Participants in the contest
were required to produce a Public Service Announcement style video of no more
than two minutes in length about the importance of fire safety. More than 60
videos were submitted by the November 19 deadline. The video entries were voted
on by the public via YouTube until November 30.
Florida students who entered
the contest were required to be currently enrolled in public or private
educational institutions – K-12 and colleges and universities. According to company
officials, representatives from Paul Davis will present the check donation to
the school and fire department in January 2011.