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Atlanta, Ga  – Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens today kicked off a statewide fire safety campaign aimed at school-age children. Calendars featuring fire safety tips for children and illustrated by children are being distributed to thousands of classrooms around the state.

Commissioner Hudgens kicked off the calendar distribution at C.L. Gideons Elementary School in Atlanta, Ga.

The calendars feature colorful fire safety posters that were award winners in contests hosted by Hudgens’ office and the Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association during National Fire Prevention Week last October. C.L. Gideons Elementary student Jarriah Cockhren created one of the posters featured in the calendar. Entitled “Splash’s Fire Safety Tips,” the calendars include 12 fire safety tips created specifically for this project.

“The students did an outstanding job on the posters that appear in these calendars,” Hudgens said. “I hope the calendars will be displayed in classrooms across the state, and help to remind students of the importance of fire safety in their daily lives.”

Thanks to a joint project sponsored by Commissioner Hudgens and the Sprinkler Association, the calendars will be given away free to third-grade classrooms throughout the state. The Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, Inc., also helped sponsor the project.

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