First Responders Day - Dr. Winnie Sanger

Today we’re doing our best to celebrate first responders! They mean so much to our community and we love to tell their stories! Today’s theme is inspired by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Dr. Winnie Sanger! His hometown is Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Dr. Sanger started her medical practice in Oklahoma City in 1904. She worked as the health inspector for Oklahoma City Public Schools for several years. Dr. Sanger also served as the women’s health advisor at Oklahoma State University! She dedicated her life to helping others through hardwork and her talents with medicine. You can learn more by reading Dr. Winnie Sanger’s Oklahoma Hall of Fame biography.

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Movie Time! So many movies have first responders in them, but one of our favorites is Planes: Fire & Rescue! You can rent and stream it now. Do you have questions for first responders about their jobs? These kids do too! Learn the answers in this fun video.


Storytime! We love Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill for the whole family. Hear the fun tale of a flamingo read aloud now!


Arts & Crafts! Do you want to be a first responder when you grow up? Try this awesome firefighter hat to get you started on your dream job! This fun craft helps you make your own medical bag to be an EMT or doctor.


Make & Eat it! First responders have to eat on the go! This homemade chex mix is the perfect snack for on the go. Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, has all sorts of recipes perfect for this.

Listen to it! We’re gonna need something to get us ready for this! This playlist is perfect to get us ready to work hard to help people all day!

Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home celebrating first responders! As always, there’s more to this Oklahoma story, come back tomorrow and we’ll have more for you to explore! Please post pictures of your First Responders Day and share them with us: #ohofathome

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