On Tuesday for our play group I arranged for us to go to the fire station. It was a lot of fun. They showed us around in the fire station which included the kitchen, classrooms, offices, and of course the pole. Then it was off to the garage where we saw the clothes they wore and the many different fire trucks. The kids were just in awe. After that we went to a Fire safety house next door to the station. It was really cool. It had a little kitchen and he talked about the dangers in the kitchen. It is always nice to have someone else reiterate what you are trying to teach your kids. He also taught them Stop, Drop and Roll! Then it was off to the fireplace to discuss the do's and don'ts. Then we made our way upstairs to the bathroom. He talked about curling irons and other potential dangers. It was cute to hear the kids say, "My Mom uses one of those." "My Mom uses a blow dryer." "Ya well my Mom uses a flat iren." Then we went to a bedroom and talked about having an esacape plan and how you get out of a room full of smoke. The walls had cute murals painted on them to help the kids understand. So cute! Last but defienitly the highlight was actually practicing what they learned. We went to a bedroom downstairs for review. After the review, he told the kids to pretend they are sleeping. He pushed a button and the room really filled with smoke and a fire alarm went off! It was really cool. The kids did a good job remembering what they had been taught, even though some had semi scared look on their face they crawled on the floor to the door and checked it. It was hot so they knew to go out the window. They loved jumping out on to the big red mat. The day ended with stickers and of course a trip to Mcdee's. All in all a great trip, one I really hope Dawson learned from. A big shout out to our local Firemen and Nat for the pics!
6 years ago