In addition to training and responding to emergencies, the Fire Department also participates in Fire Prevention Week. The week is dedicated to visiting schools in North St. Paul to teach students about fire safety. North St. Paul elementary school students are invited to participate in a poster contest that best depicts the annual theme. Cash prizes are awarded to the top poster winners and posters are forwarded to the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association’s poster contest to enter at the state level.
2018 Poster Contest Winner Tafadzwa K. went on to win at the National Level. The poster he created appeared in the Fire Chief Magazine. From left to right, Firefighter Brent Fyksen, Fire Marshal Mike Richter and Fire Chief Jason Mallinger present the magazine to Tafadzwa and his family.