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When Kids Ask To Meet Female Firefighters, Department Sets Up Virtual Story Time.

Members of the Cincinnati Fire Department love connecting with their community and regularly hold events that allow them to interact with residents in nonemergency situations.

In October 2019, they hosted their first story time at a local school, and it was a huge success. Unfortunately, since the beginning of the novel coronavirus outbreak, they had to put all future gatherings on hold. Still, when two little girls asked to meet some female firefighters, they knew they had to respond!


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“Our friends Madison (10) and Mya (4) wrote and asked to meet some of our female firefighters,” the department wrote. “Since we had to suspend our preschool reading program with Cincinnati Public Schools, we thought this was a great opportunity for our female firefighters to read to all of our school-age friends while they’re safe at home!”

They shared a video of several female first responders reading the perfect book for the occasion: “Girls Can Do Anything.”


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In the empowering clip, we see various women reading a page or two out loud as the pictures are shown beside them so every kiddo can follow along.

The story is all about how girls can be whatever they dream of being!

Hearing so many encouraging words from such brave heroes is enough to give anybody goosebumps. The best part comes at the end when the final reader points out the book’s picture of one of the first female firefighters ever.


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There’s no doubt Madison and Mya enjoyed every second of this powerful story. Great job, Cincinnati Fire Department!

Watch these inspiring women in action in the video, and share their reading with anyone who needs a reminder that they’re capable of doing anything. For more joy and hope, check out the Coronavirus Good News Dashboard.


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