Red Cloud Fire Department presented awards to 12 winners of the Fire Prevention Week Poster contest Oct. 26 at the Indianhead School and Oct. 27 at International Christian School. John Cook, Directorate of Emergency Service fire chief, also gave certificates to the students who attended the fire safety demonstrations at the fire department during Fire Prevention Week this year. USAG-Red Cloud Pear Blossom Cottage parents helped choose the winners of the contests. Among the 120 posters, which were submitted, they selected the best piece in each grade group. The contest was a part of Fire Prevention Week activities organized by the USAG- Fire Department. Its purpose is to enhance fire safety awareness of young students and put out safety messages effectively. To conclude the award ceremony, the Red Cloud firefighters played a videotape, which emphasized the importance of fire escape plans. Also, the children and teachers expressed appreciation to the firefighters for providing various safety classes every year.