DCA Commissioner Recognizes Grand Prize Winner of
2011-2012 New Jersey Fire Safety Poster Contest

Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Richard E. Constable, III visited Henry E. Harris School in Bayonne to congratulate eighth grade student Alissa May Garilao on being named the grand prize winner of the New Jersey Fire Safety Poster Contest for the 2011-2012 school year. She beat out approximately 10,000 other contestants and six other division winners from across New Jersey. Her poster can be seen throughout New Jersey carrying the message of “Protect Your Family From Fire,” which was the theme of the 2011-2012 contest.

“The goal of the poster contest was to encourage fire safety awareness in the home and Alissa’s poster accomplish that,” said Commissioner Constable. “Her wonderful artwork is now hanging in public buildings around New Jersey. I congratulate her on a job well done.”

Alissa received a laptop computer and printer. The poster contest is cooperatively organized by the DCA’s Division of Fire Safety and the New Jersey Fire Prevention and Protection Association.