Reno Fire Department Reading Month Program highlights fire safety for kids

March 15:

  • 12:45 p.m. at Westergard Elementary
  • 1:45 p.m. at Desert Heights Elementary
  • 2:30 p.m. at Gomm Elementary

March 16:

  • 12:15 p.m. at Mt. Rose Elementary

March 17:

  • 12:15 p.m. at Westergard Elementary

Reno Fire Department participates in Shamrock Shave for St. Baldrick’s FoundationReno, Nevada (March 15, 2017) — The Reno Fire Department’s Reading Month Program is helping students in local elementary schools get to know Reno’s firefighters while they learn about fire safety.

As part of the program, firefighters read to elementary students and talk about the importance of fire safety using a lesson plan from the Fire Marshal.

“This program gives us an opportunity to go into classrooms and help kids learn about fire safety,” said Reno Fire Chief Dave Cochran. “It’s important for kids to know what to do when they hear a smoke detector go off and to talk to their parents about an emergency-exit plan.”

This March, Reno firefighters will visit more than 21 schools and read to more than 1,036 children. Since the program’s inception in 2015, firefighters have read to more than 2,500 students. The program coincides with National Reading Month.

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