Posted by: montclairlibrary | August 2, 2010

Meet the firefighters

OFD firefighter shows kids his breathing apparatus

Tuesday, August 3 from 7-8pm, kids of all ages are invited to meet firefighters from the Oakland Fire Department at the Montclair branch! The firefighters will give a fire truck tour and go over important safety techniques, like calling 911 and having an escape plan.

Here are some of our favorite firefighter-themed picture books – if you’ve got a little firefighter fan around, look for them next time you’re in the library:
1. “Fire Engine Man” by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha
2. “My Fire Engine” by Michael Rex
3. “Flashing Fire Engines” by Tony Mitton
4. “Fire Truck” by Peter Sis
5. “Fireman Small – Fire Down Below!” by Wong Herbert Yee
6. “Firefighters A to Z” by Chris L. Demarest
7. “Firefighters in the Dark” by Dashka Slater
8. “My Mom Is a Firefighter” by Lois G. Grambling
9. “Fire Engines” by Anne Rockwell
10. “Firebears, the Rescue Team” by Rhonda Gowler Greene
11. “Firefighter Frank” by Monica Wellington
12. “Poinsettia and the Firefighters” by Felicia Bond
13. “Tikvah Means Hope” by Patricia Polacco (about the Oakland Hills fire)


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