Story Notes and Extras
For Lenny – The Happy Fire Truck
Written and presented by Sean Hunter
Lenny is a very special story – for it was inspired by a visit to a children’s
hospital in New York, where on the third floor there is a real fire truck for
the children to play on and enjoy. With the encouragement of Pat Lafontaine this
story was then written.
October is Fire Prevention Month and the hope is that all families will take the
time to review with all their children the rules of fire safety by reading and
reviewing the material being offered by their local fire department and on the
web sites of community and national Fire Organizations.
Learning With Art
for home and school projects
draw a picture of a fire truck
draw a picture of a fire fighter
draw a picture of a forest ranger
draw a picture of a fire dog
give the dog a name
If the dog could talk – what are some of the safety rules that the dog would
tell you about.
Some of the important fire safety rules.
In any emergency – the most important rule is to get out of the house
let your parents or baby sitter warn everyone else.
Never run or panic. Take nothing with you. Leave all toys, dolls and games where
they are, and call 911 once you are out of the house and out of danger.
It is always the firefighters job to find out where the smoke, fire or smell of
is coming from.
Always keep a kitchen clean – and follow all kitchen and cooking safety rules.
Never leave the house with any candles burning or a space heater on.
And keep all clothing, paper and anything soft from touching anything that is
able to become hot.
And three other very important rules.
Always know where to find in your home a fire extinguisher, a fire escape, and
two doors that can be used in an emergency.
Never play with matches
And test all smoke detectors regularly and replace their batteries every six