Colleton County Fire-Rescue


02-March-2015 – Dr. Seuss’ Birthday at Forest Hills Elementary School

For the fourth year, Forest Hills Elementary School held a Dr. Seuss Day, where Fire-Rescue read Dr. Seuss’ “Cat in the Hat” to the children.  The event was held to celebrate the author, Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday and to encourage reading. Geisel was a poet, writer and cartoonist, who wrote many children’s books under the name Dr. Seuss.  Personnel arrived around 08:30 to set up the large room for the 09:30 program. Fire-Rescue presented to the entire first and second grades in the auditorium, projecting the “Cat in the Hat” on a large screen. Close to 300 students and teachers were in attendance. Deputy Chief David Greene began reading the story and was then assisted by Patches, the Fire-Rescue robotic fire dog, operated by Fire Marshals Richard Sheffield and Mikey Banks. The two took turns reading to the children and then conducted a Fire Safety discussion at the end of the reading. The children enjoyed interacting with Patches.