Firefighters team up with kids to teach fire safety through stories

The Seattle Fire Department is partnering with the Seattle Public Libraries for a reading program aimed at increasing literacy, and raising awareness of home fire safety. This popular event, usually held in October, was held during the summer for the first time last year. Because of its overwhelming popularity, Firefighter Story Times are being held again this summer.

Firefighters will read the book No Dragons for Tea to preschool children from all around the city. Important safety messages include “Firefighters are your friend”, “Crawl low under smoke” and “Get out and stay out”. The event will also include a chance to explore a fire engine and give the children the opportunity to get close to firefighters as they put on and explain their protective gear.

For more than a decade, Seattle Firefighters have volunteered for literacy events at various Seattle Public Libraries and Seattle Public Schools. The Firefighter Story Times are a push to educate young people in the city and their families about staying safe from fire. Preschool children are especially vulnerable to fire and burn injuries. During the months of June and July, Seattle Firefighters are reading to preschoolers at 7 different library locations throughout the city.

 

 

 

 

Come join the firefighters at your local branch library.

 

Columbia Branch: June 11 @ 11:00 AM

 

Southwest Branch: June 12 @ 11:00 AM

 

Queen Anne Branch: July 10 @ 11:00 AM

 

West Seattle Branch: July 16 @ 10:30 AM

 

Greenwood Branch: July 24 @ 10:30 AM

 

University Branch: July 30 @ 11:15 AM

 

Central Library: July 31 @ 10:30 AM