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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Children's Fire Literacy

Getting Kids Interested in Firefighting

What do firefighters do? Why would I want to become a firefighter one day? These are questions that kids may ask themselves as they learn more about firefighting. Through fiction and non-fiction, the following titles introduce kids to what it means to be a firefighter, the tools that firefighters use, how they respond to fires, and their day-to-day life to get them interested in the fire service.

Pre-K through Kindergarten

Grades 1-3

Grades 4-6

Grades 7-12