Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: High Point Branch 3411 S.W. Raymond St.
Seattle-The Seattle Fire Department is partnering with the Seattle Public Library for a reading program aimed at increasing literacy, and raising awareness of home fire safety. The October 16, 2012 event at the High Point Branch of the Seattle Public Library is part of October’s Fire Prevention Month. Seattle Fire Chief Gregory Dean will read No Dragons for Tea to dozens of preschool children at the High Point Branch of the Seattle Public Library. Important safety messages include “Firefighters are your friend”, “Crawl low under smoke” and “Get out and stay out”.
For more than a decade, Seattle Firefighters have volunteered for literacy events at various Seattle Public Library’s and Seattle Public Schools. The Firefighter Story Times are part of a month long push to educate the young people of the city and their families on fire safety tips. Preschool children are especially vulnerable to fire and burn injuries. During the month of October, Seattle Firefighters are reading to preschoolers at 10 different libraries throughout the city.