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Station 18 Firefighter Nate Reads to Second Grade Students at Maplewood Elementary School
Read Across America is a program launched by the National Education Association to focus on the importance of reading with children. Over 45 million readers across America took part in reading celebrations meant to promote reading in children and celebrate one of the greats in children's literature, Dr. Seuss.
On Tuesday, March 2, 2010, firefighters from Portland Fire & Rescue’s Fire Station 18 A-shift helped celebrate "Read Across America" by visiting and reading books with local second-grade elementary school students at Maplewood Elementary School. Maplewood Elementary School is part of the Portland Public School system, is located in SW Portland, and is known for its emphasis on a well-rounded education for all students.
Students were excited to sit and listen to the firefighters read books. Afterwards, the firefighters answered student’s questions about what it is like being a firefighter. Station 18 firefighters reported that they had a fun time, it was a great experience, and they can’t wait to participate alongside the SW Portland community in next year’s Read Across America events!
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March 30, 2010