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

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

Join Seattle Fire at the Seattle Neighborhood Summit


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Join the Seattle Fire Department at the Seattle Neighborhood Summit on Saturday April 5, 2014 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1p.m.

Here is a chance to meet the Seattle Firefighters in person. On hand will be a Fire Engine and a Ladder Truck where families can take photos with the Fire Crews. Also the Fire Cadets will be demonstrating their fire skills including putting on their specialized bunking gear.

For those interested in careers in firefighting we will have recruitment firefighters to answer your questions.

Do you know what to do when a fire occurs in your home?  Our public educators will be at the event to explain how to protect yourself and your family from fires.

Join us for a fun-filled and education day at Seattle Center. We look forward to meeting you.

 

Seattle Neighborhood Summit

 

Denver Fire Chief Pays Off Football Wager With Seattle Fire Chief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         March 14— While wearing Quarterback Russell Wilson’s Seahawk Jersey, Seattle Fire Chief Gregory Dean installed a donated smoke detector at a Beacon Hill resident’s home. The free installation was payoff for a friendly Big Game wager between Denver Fire Chief Eric Tade and Seattle Fire Chief Dean.

In January, the Chiefs of Seattle Fire and Denver Fire agreed to a challenge proposed by Kidde, a leading manufacturer of fire safety products. According to the friendly bet, the chief whose team wins the Superbowl Championship game would receive 250 of Kidde’s Worry-Free smoke alarms, donated by Kidde. Each alarm has a sealed-in lithium battery to offer nonstop power for 10 years without battery changes or low-battery chirping noises. The chief whose team loses the game would receive 100 of the Worry-Free alarms to install in his community – while wearing the jersey of the winning team.

This month, both Chiefs installed the donated alarms in their respective cities wearing Seahawks Jerseys.

Chief Dean and Engine Company 13 installed smoke alarms in the home of Frank Kiuchi. The 68-year-old retiree contacted the Fire Department to take advantage of the free smoke alarm installation program for qualified homeowners. Kiuchi has lived in the Beacon Hill home for 20 year and says his old smoke alarms were worn out. The Seattle Fire Department advises residents to change their smoke alarms every 10 years.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), two-thirds of fire fatalities nationally occur in homes without smoke alarms or without working smoke alarms. The vast majority of non-working smoke alarms are due to missing or dead batteries. Kidde’s sealed-in 10-year battery smoke alarms offer a decade of protection without ever having to replace the battery.

Chief Dean is thankful to Kidde for providing the donated smoke detectors which will help save lives for years to come.

For more information on the Seattle Fire Department Smoke Alarm Program click on this link:

http://www.seattle.gov/fire/pubEd/smokealarms/smokeAlarms.htm