Hi, boys and girls!
Welcome to Molly’s Kids Zone on Firelife.com!
My name is Molly, and I am a real fire dog. I love teaching fire safety to children.
One of the things I like about being a fire dog and mascot is being able to travel the United States sharing fire safety with boys and girls just like you!
A BIG TIME IN CHICAGO!
In the past four weeks, I have been to my favorite city, Chicago, TWICE!
As many of you may know, I am a huge fan of the TV show Chicago Fire.
I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share fire safety at the Chicago Heroes Event at Navy Pier. I even got to see some of the cast from Chicago Fire again and meet some cast members I have never met. It was a pawmazing time!
From left to right, Joe Minoso from Chicago Fire; Roland Buck III (center) from Chicago Med and Tony Ferraris and Randy Flagler from Chicago Fire; and (right) Yuri Sardarov and Kara Killmer from Chicago Fire.
Special thanks to Engine 18 Chicago Fire for allowing me to Skype our fire safety program with students from the United Kingdom and Ms. Haden’s class in Florida!
Engine 18 Chicago Fire is my favorite firehouse to visit! NBC films episodes of Chicago Fire there and the firefighters at the station are some of the nicest firefighters you will ever meet!
A couple weeks later, I attended the special screening of an episode of the show at the Chicago International Film Festival. It was one of the highlights of my life because I met the show’s co-creator, Derek Haas! I also met Jon Seda from the TV show, Chicago PD.
Derek Haas, Co-Creator of Chicago Fire
Jon Seda from Chicago PD
FIRE SAFETY TIP
Make a home escape plan and draw a map of each level of your home. Be sure to show all doors and windows. Go to each room and point to the two ways out. Practice the plan with everyone in your household.
Special thanks to Andrew from Ms. Harlem’s class for sending in his escape map! You rock, Andrew!
2018 APPEARANCE SCHEDULE
Hope to see you this year at one of these events!
> March 31: Arkansas Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony, Little Rock, AR
> April 18-20: BlogPaws Conference, Kansas City, MO
> April 27-28: FDIC International, Indianapolis, IN
> July 22: Arkansas Naturals Ballgame, Arvest Ballpark, Springdale, AR
DOWNLOAD MY FIRE SAFETY ACTIVITY BOOK IN ENGLISH, SPANISH, RUSSIAN, DANISH, & GERMAN FOR FREE!
Ask your grown-up to download my activity book, send a photo of you with one of the coloring pages, and I will send you a trading card!
One of you will have your photo in next month’s column!
Have fun coloring!
(Photo by Jana Braswell.)
Click on my photo to download my new fire safety activity book!
Find more fun pages like these HERE.
Stay safe, boys and girls, and I will see you next month!
Have a safe and Happy New Year!