First Responders Encourage Students to Read

By November 15, 2018LACoFD News

The Los Angeles County Fire Department participated in an event to kick-off the Los Angeles School Police Department’s (LASPD) Chiefs Reading & Literacy Collaborative at 95th Street Elementary School on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

For two weeks, public safety professionals read to and interact with students in kindergarten through third grade at schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

LACoFD Assistant Fire Chief Eleni Pappas and members of Fire Station 14 joined personnel from LASPD, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Police Department, California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles Fire Department at the event.  First responders enjoyed a hearty breakfast served and cooked by staff at 95th Street Elementary School before entering their assigned classrooms.

LASPD Chief Steven Zipperman started the campaign to increase literacy through reading.  Partnering with first responders gives children the opportunity to develop a love for reading with their everyday heroes.