Fire Services runs design competition for children at local mosques

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has been engaging with the Muslim community and teaching fire safety through a creative design competition for local young people. 

Our Prevention Team visited mosques in Wellington and Craven Arms where they launched the poster competition and asked the children to create fire safety posters to be in with a chance of winning a prize.

The children designed some amazing artwork and these were used to create cards to wish them Happy Ramadan. The cards were handed out at the mosques to families, wishing them Eid Mubarak which was celebrated on Sunday 2nd May. 

During our visits the team, alongside Area Group Commander Guy Williams, gave talks on who can become a firefighter and the job involves. They then went on to do a fire safety session explaining what hazards there be in the home and what to do if there is a fire.

Muhammad Younis, SFRS Prevention advisor, said: “It is really important to us as a Service that we engage our community. It is particularly essential that we educate our young people in order to keep them safe. 

“We really enjoyed our visit, especially speaking with the children and answering their questions about life in the fire service. SFRs has so many opportunities and we are delighted to be able to share them with the young members of our community and perhaps highlight pathways they hadn’t considered for their future.”


3rd May, 2022