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You’ll be a hero when you choose a book from this collection of firefighter books for kids! Add them to your fire safety unit plans.
Kids will discover what life is like in the fire station, what firefighters do at work all day, and so much more.
Some of these fun books for preschoolers also feature your child’s favorite book and television characters.
Firefighter Books for Kids
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of picture books that will help your students learn more about firefighters.
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Ultimate Spotlight: Firefighters – From putting out fires to taking care of the fire trucks and rescuing people, firefighters in the city stay very busy. Chock-full of age appropriate information, this book is an exciting introduction to the world of firefighters.
Clifford the Firehouse Dog – Emily Elizabeth and Clifford go to visit his brother, who is a firehouse dog. When an alarm goes off, Clifford comes to the rescue — he HELPS OTHERS by rescuing the people and putting out the fire!
Curious George and the Firefighters – George meets a company of unsuspecting firefighters, and when the fire alarm goes off, the firefighters are off to the rescue. George is ready to join them, but what can he do to help?
I Want to Be a Firefighter – Firefighters are the ones who rush into burning homes and save people while putting out the fire. Their job can be dangerous so they wear tons of equipment to help them stay safe. When they are not putting out fires, they are at the fire station waiting for calls to happen.
Pete the Cat: Firefighter Pete – Pete and his classmates are excited about their field trip to the firehouse. They get to slide down the pole, meet all the brave firefighters, and even try on their helmets and gear. But when the alarm goes off, it’s time for Pete to jump on the fire truck, grab the hose, and help the firefighters save the day!
Fire Fighter! – Ring! Ring! Ring! It’s the fire alarm! A house is on fire! The fire fighters are on their way!
The Firefighter – Brr-ring! Up pops a fireman at the sound of the fire station alarm, and he rushes with his crew to put out a house fire in a nearby neighborhood. The family is safe, but one of their Dalmatian puppies is missing! It’s up to the brave fireman to rescue the pup from the burning house—and in the process, he finds himself a new firehouse friend.
Firefighters A to Z – From the minute the fire alarm rings, the day of a firefighter is filled with adventure — and danger. Wherever there is a fire, we can be sure that firefighters will always be there!
A Day in a Life of a Firefighter – The fire alarm goes off! Rob Green and the other firefighters go into action. Is there time to save a little girl’s dog?
Firefighters!: Speeding! Spraying! Saving! – Clang! Clang! Clang! Firefighters rush into their fireproof suits. They pull on their helmets, gloves, and boots. Then off they roar in their trucks—zooming away to save the day!
Like A Girl: Firefighter – Meet Frankie the Firefighter! The alarm bell is ringing and Frankie is in a hurry to put out a fire or to help someone out of trouble. Can you keep up?
Molly, by Golly!: The Legend of Molly Williams, America’s First Female Firefighter – This legendary tale introduces young readers to Molly Williams, an African American cook for New York City’s Fire Company 11, who is considered to be the first known female firefighter in U.S. history. One winter day in 1818, when many of the firefighting volunteers are sick with influenza and a small wooden house is ablaze, Molly jumps into action and helps stop the blaze, proudly earning the nickname Volunteer Number 11.
Fly Guy Presents: Firefighters – Fly Guy and Buzz are off on another exciting field trip. This time, they’re visiting the fire station! There, they will learn all about firefighters, fire trucks, and fire safety. They’ll even get to zoom down the fire pole and try on a firefighter helmet!
Let’s Meet a Firefighter – Are you curious about fire trucks? Firefighting clothes? Hoses and ladders? You’re in luck! Firefighter Jim works at the fire department. He knows how to handle all kinds of emergencies. He shows a group of kids how he does his job. Let’s hear it for firefighters!
Fight This Fire! – Welcome to the LEGO City Fire Department! There’s a new trainee in town – and he’s a little bit clumsy. He can’t use the fire hose, or fly the helicopter, but he might have what it takes to save the day.
Which of these books about firefighters will you read first?
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities
These cute fireman personalized puzzles are adorable puzzles for any child. These name puzzles are personalized with any name you like.
Here come the firefighters! Let your child be the hero in their own imaginations as they fight fires and create unlimited play dough creations with this fun firefighter themed playdough kit.