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Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) launch The Adventures of Frankie the Fire Dog – Frankie Meets Octohose. This book has been created to teach children about fire safety.

Introducing Frankie the Fire Dog and friends, on hand to help children understand the risks of fire and what to do in an emergency.

The idea to create a book came from Joanne Mankel and Sarah Baker, who work with young children to promote fire safety.

They wanted to reach out to children in a fun and educational way for them to better absorb fire safety information.

Together, they created a story using characters such as Frankie the Fire Dog, who is our Fire Service Mascot, and Octohose to help teach the dangers of fire.

Firefighters and Public Safety Advocates will read this book to young audiences when visiting primary schools and at local events.

Joanne Mankel said,

“It has been a passion of mine for many years to create an educational book for young people. We wanted to create characters that children can identify with and relate to, to reinforce our safety messages.

Working with Sarah Baker on this book has been fantastic, we have had really good fun creating characters and bringing our ideas to life.

We are very hopeful that this book will also be an excellent resource when we are working with children who are misusing fire that need our support.”

This book, would not have happened without support from partners and colleagues, paying special thanks to Gilly Hibberd (London Fire Brigade), NFCC Firesetter Intervention Training Team and Lydia Coventry.

The Adventures of Frankie the Fire Dog – Frankie Meets Octohose is just the beginning, look out for more adventures with Frankie, coming soon…

Find more information on fire safety here.