The staff at Macdonough School has donated a book to the school library in honor of Firefighter Al (who is also known as Al Santostefano, Fire Marshall, Middletown Fire Department). Firefighter Al not only comes to Macdonough School to teach students about fire safety, but also serves as a mentor to a second grader.
The book, Firehouse by Mark Teague, is about the amusing journey of Edward and his cousin Judy as they learn how to be firefighters. Not taking the job of a firefighter lightly, Edward is thrust into a real emergency and is able to put his newly learned skills into action—saving the day, of course. Firehouse received the Parent’s Choice Award Silver Medal!