A collaboration between the Chapel Hill Museum's Education Committee and the Chapel Hill Fire Department
Dan is not as tall as other
firefighters you may have met
Who is Lieutenant Dan, and why is he singing about fire safety?
Every autumn since 2000, The Chapel Hill Museum has presented a fire safety program. We present fire service personnel as community helpers and tell their story from the department's inception in 1896 to the present-day lives of Chapel Hill firefighters.
Chapel Hill Fire Department (CHFD) members also bring this story alive with both equipment demonstrations and with Chapel Hill's original 1914 fire truck, which is housed in the museum.
In October 2008, our education committee and the CHFD debuted Johnnie Joins the Fire Department: A Puppet Musical. Now, we present this 25-minute-long theatrical production along with our overview of the department's history.
One live character -- Johnnie -- and five puppets teach valuable life-saving skills through interactive fun and song. Like all of the Museum's education programs, this program is available free of charge.
Held Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Chapel Hill Museum's East Gallery from October 6 through November 14th, 2008, the program begins at 10:00 am and runs for approximately 90 minutes.
This amazing enhancement to an already stellar program is sponsored by the North Carolina Jaycees Burn Center at UNC Hospitals.