State Fire Marshal Launches Fire Prevention Video Contest

SFMOLights. Camera. Fire Prevention! The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) invites Tennesseans to take a seat in the director’s chair and create a short video to draw awareness to the importance of fire safety. Through its inaugural Fire Prevention Video Contest, the SFMO hopes to reach residents of all ages with life-saving messages using two new jingles that emphasize the necessity of smoke alarms and the major role a closed door can play in reducing fire damage.

The contest features prizes donated by Kidde that include a $500 check, a Kidde RemoteLync Home Monitoring Device, and a Kidde RemoteLync Wi-Fi Camera.

Contest participants are asked to create a one-minute video that illustrates the themes found in one or both of the SFMO’s new fire safety jingles. The jingles were written specifically for the SFMO’s promotion by Emmy®-award winning Farmer Jason, veteran producer Brad Jones, and Addy-award winning songwriter Michael Visconti.

The contest is open to Tennessee residents of all ages, however participants 18 years and younger must submit written parental approval. Both individuals and groups (including fire departments) are eligible to submit entries. The videos must explore the fire safety topics featured in the jingles, be well researched, not demonstrate risky or unsafe behavior, and be both educational and entertaining.

Entries must be submitted by Sept. 30, 2016 to be considered for prizes. Winners will be announced the week of October 9th in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week.