Sep 14

I’m Going to be a Firefighter video book reading

I’m Going to be a Firefighter is an older published book but still a good one with real-life pictures. This is a story told from the perspective of a young girl about her dad’s job as a volunteer firefighter. With each page and picture in the story, she tells how he listens on his radio for news of a fire and then rushes to the fire station to head to the location of the fire.

She tells how she and her sisters pretend to be firefighters and what they do in case they smell fire or see smoke. When her dad returns from fighting out the real fire at a store in town, the girls listen to his stories about the fire and what he had to do to put out the flames and smoke.

Do you know what to do in a fire emergency?

What do you do if you see smoke or smell fire?

What number do you call in an emergency? What do you say to the emergency personnel on the phone?

If you must get out of your house for smoke or fire, where do you go, especially if you and your family go out different doors of your house?

Make sure you have a family emergency plan.

Click on the link to listen and read along to the story:


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  1. School Sparks Renee

    Looks like a great book. Nice to have photos instead of illustrations to drive home the real nature of firefighting. i’ll look for this one! Thanks. Renee

  2. Brenna Phillips

    Yes, this is a great book to teach the real life of firefighters. I like the real family photos as well. It’s an older book but still very relevant to teach fire safety. Thank for commenting.

  3. Kim @ The Educators' Spin On It

    Thanks for sharing this on our AfterSchool Blog Hope. Please be sure to share our button on your post and join us next Sunday to share what your child has been working on this week afterschool.

  4. Brenna Phillips

    Thanks for commenting. The students love the video book readings. It is a useful technology tool in the classroom.

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