As the temperature climbed into the 90’s in the hot Florida sun, a crowd filled the Lego City Stage to see yesterday’s first showing of The Big Test, a zany, acrobatic show that imparts important safety messages as part of a 20 minute comedic extravaganza. The audience of kids and adults alike were not only treated to a few laughs and some splashes of water, they were on hand to help NFPA kick-off Fire Prevention Week and announce the winner of its video contest.
NFPA and LEGOLAND Florida asked the public to give their best rendition of “Put the Hot Stuff on the Wet Stuff”, the catchy tune from The Big Test. After two weeks of voting and more than 10,000 votes, Kathleen Marler of Florida was the winner. Her and her family received a trip to LEGOLAND Florida as their prize.
The winning video
The announcement was part of a full day of activities. Firefighters from Polk County and the Florida State Fire Marshal’s office conducted a series of learning stations, teaching children and parents how to test smoke alarms and create a home fire escape plan.
Continuing through the month of October, LEGOLAND Florida will feature Firefighter Fridays, where local firefighters are on hand to show guests their gear and answer questions about fire safety.
NFPA is the official fire safety partner for LEGOLAND Florida and sponsor of The Big Test show.
For more information on NFPA’s partnership with LEGOLAND Florida, visit www.nfpa.org/legoland.