Colleton County Fire-Rescue


02-March-2015 – Patches and Firefighters Read for Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

Patches and Deputy Chief Greene read the Dr. Seuss classic, “The Cat in the Hat” to the entire second grade at Forest Hills Elementary School Wednesday morning 02-March. 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 at 08:30 to set up the large room for the 09:30 program. Fire-Rescue presented to the second graders in the auditorium, projecting the “Cat in the Hat” on a large screen. Approximately 300 students and teachers were in attendance. Deputy Chief David Greene began reading the story and was then assisted by Patches, Fire-Rescue’s robotic Dalmatian, 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 presentation. After the reading session was completed, the group packed up and headed over to Colleton Prep Academy and presented the same program to the K4 to third grades in the gym. The children enjoyed interacting with Patches. Chief McRoy, City Police Chief Wade Marvin and Firefighter Marshall Morehead read to the CPA students earlier in the day as they enjoyed a serving of Green Eggs and Ham for breakfast in the cafeteria.