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.
May 20, 2010