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David Rosen
Seattle firefighter Brian Shaner reads the book No Dragons for Tea to dozens of preschool children at the High Point Library branch in West Seattle on Oct. 23.

SLIDESHOW: Story time at High Point Library with SFD draws big crowd

On Thursday, October 23, 2014, Seattle Firefighters from station 37 in West Seattle came to the High Point Library branch to read a story to kids about increasing literacy, and raising awareness of home fire safety as well as giving an important safety messages including “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.

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