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Station 13 Participates in "Meet a Firefighter" at Barnes & Noble


Today Lieutenant Scott and Firefighters Kelly, Cal, and Tom on from Station 13 (located near the Lloyd Center) participated in a reading event at Barnes & Noble. Barnes & Noble sponsored an event called “Meet a Firefighter – A Books from the Heart Event featuring Portland Firefighters."

With a captive audience of about 40 kids and parents, Firefighter Hopkins read a Curious George book about firefighting to the children.  Afterwards the firefighters answered questions about being a firefighter and then handed out stickers and hats, and posed for photos.  You’d have to be there, but these kids mobbed the firefighters like teenage girls at a Beatles concert – they are rock stars!  The firefighter's biggest fan?  A 3-year-old boy dressed in full firefighter gear including an air tank strapped to his back that his dad had made for him. 

Special thanks to Barnes & Noble for hosting this event, to the parents and kids who participated, and to Station 13 Firefighters for being role models to our kids.

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May 20, 2010


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