Gear Up, Firefighter

October 2010
Scholastic News -- Edition 1;Oct2010, Vol. 67 Issue 2, Special section p1
The article presents a reading lesson about firefighters. It describes what safety gear a firefighter wears such as a helmet to protect the head, an air pack to provide clean air and boots to keep the feet safe from fire. Also provided are some tips to prevent fires and stay safe when there is a fire. A floor plan showing where students walk during a fire drill is presented.


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