Apollo student authors debut firefighter book collaboration on June 17

June 10, 2014

By Staff

Second-graders in Jamie Burcheci’s class at Apollo Elementary School are now published authors.

The students recently worked with Eastside Fire & Rescue firefighter Tim Castner to write and illustrate a book about firefighters called “Nozzlehead: What Firefighters Do.”

By Greg Farrar Tim Castner, Eastside Fire & Rescue firefighter, visits an area elementary school in April during a career day to show firefighting tools to youngsters.

By Greg Farrar
Tim Castner, Eastside Fire & Rescue firefighter, visits an area elementary school in April during a career day to show firefighting tools to youngsters.

The publishers and students will hold a book release and signing celebration from 10:30-11:10 a.m. June 17 at the school, 15025 S.E. 117th St., Renton.

The student’s words and illustrations capture a moment that provides readers an inside look into the world of firefighting in a very educational and endearing way.

Themes of the book include health, wellness, responsibility, compassion, teamwork, fellowship, understanding, order and a sense of community.

 

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