Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Fire Station Field Trip
Kelsea's new preschool went on a field trip today.I was invited to tag along. Kelsea's field trip to the fire station included parents and siblings. Kevin could not make it, so I got to slip in and go. The firemen were very nice and took the kids(and parents) on a little tour through the fire house. Then we all gathered out in the garage for a little lesson on what to do in case of a fire. The kids were shown what fire detectors looked like. They also heard what an alarm sounds like so that if they ever hear it in their home they know what it is, and more important, what to do. The tips they learned were that they should always crawl out of the house, below the smoke. That they can exit through any door or window. They were told that they should meet in the front yard by their parents car, or, by their mailbox. The fireman got dresses in all his fire gear and explained what every piece of gear did to help protect him from fire. He also told the kids that he wanted them to see just what a firefighter looked like so that if they were ever to see them, they would not be frightened. They talked about STOP, DROP, and ROLL too. Next he showed them some of the tools they use like the fire axe and the heart monitor, even hooking it up to one of Kelsea's classmates. The last thing he talked about was the trucks. He told the names of them all by their size. The smallest truck that looks like a rescue/paramedic truck is called a Brush Truck . The next in size usually has a ladder on top is called a Fire Truck . Then the next size is a Fire Engine and the last has the really big ladder and is called the Hook and Ladder. They ended the lesson by pulling the truck out of the garage, turning on the emergency lights, and sounding the sirens! What a nice and informative field trip that was!The kids were given hats, coloring books, and sticker badges too.The truck is making the loop back to his home in the garage. Thanks Kelsea for letting me tag along!