Firefighter Storytime brings Engine 37 to High Point Library – and word of its future replacement

(WSB photos by Torin Record-Sand)
Today, firefighters from Station 37 in Sunrise Heights came to High Point Branch Library to read “No Dragons for Tea” to preschoolers and to explain basic rules of fire safety. They opened the reading with news that Engine 37 will be replaced soon by a newer fire engine. More on that shortly. First: Brian Shaner read for the storytime today.

Other firefighters from Station 37 – Lt. Paul Adams, Jorge Bernal, and Tiffany Colman – were present for the reading. After reading, Bernal suited up to introduce the children to what a fully suited firefighter looks like.

The goal of this part of the presentation is to help kids know, if they ever are in an emergency situation and come face to face with a suited-up firefighter, that they shouldn’t be scared.

After about 25 minutes, everyone was invited to take a tour of Engine 37, which was parked outside the library.

We asked SFD spokesperson Kyle Moore later about the replacement plan for E-37. He confirmed: “Station 37 is getting a new, larger engine before Christmas. The new Engine 37 will have a modern cleaner-burning engine with additional safety features but the same pumping capacity. The older engine will be turned into a reserve engine.” E-37 is one of three that SFD is replacing, he added, along with E-35 in Ballard and E-20 in Queen Anne/Interbay.

5 Replies to "Firefighter Storytime brings Engine 37 to High Point Library - and word of its future replacement"

  • heather October 24, 2014 (7:13 am)

    Whoever had the idea that the firemen should suit up in events like this, so kids wouldn’t be frightened of them in an emergency situation was genius!

  • kumalavula October 24, 2014 (9:33 am)

    odd quesiton but where do old fire engines go to die? a lot of old school buses from the us are in central america as public transportation but i wonder when we upgrade does another community benefit?

  • Sassy October 24, 2014 (1:46 pm)

    So hope they do this again!
    My little guy would just love this so much.
    What a wonderful level of interaction.
    Maybe a Saturday or Sunday?
    Thank you Station 37!

  • SarahScoot October 24, 2014 (2:45 pm)

    This would have been amazing to take my toddler to. Too bad it was right in the middle of the work day.

  • Jeannie October 24, 2014 (10:50 pm)

    Adorable children – and firefighters are cute, too!

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