October is Fire Prevention Month, and the Seattle Fire Department is having a kick-off event at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) on Friday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. While this isn’t in our neighborhood, it’s important stuff in light of the recent arsons around here.
Admission to the museum will be free, and from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., visitors can tour antique fire trucks, a modern ladder truck and see arson dog demonstrations with Henny the Arson Dog. The special program is “Lessons of the Past & Present: What the Seattle Fire can teach us about fire safety today.”
Inside MOHAI, kids can talk with firefighters about their jobs today, and enjoy firefighter story times and fire safety activities. Also on view is the Great Seattle Fire exhibit which includes the infamous glue pot that supposedly started the massive blaze.
During October, MOHAI educators, in partnership with the Seattle Fire Department, will be offering an elementary classroom program: Cracking the History Code: Lessons of the Great Seattle Fire. Registration is available at www.seattlehistory.org.
Fire Prevention Month activities include Firefighter Story Times at several Seattle Public Libraries, including Greenwood Library at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29.
Each story-hour will begin with firefighters arriving at the library on their fire truck. The firefighters will then read books to the children that are related to fire safety and fire prevention. Following story time, the firefighters will show the children their firefighting gear and the hour will close with a tour of the fire truck.