A Visit to the Fire Station
The Kinders have been learning about community helpers and how they each serve a specific purpose and play important roles in allowing our community to run smoothly and effectively. On Friday they had the opportunity to visit the firefighters of Fire Station #9 to get a glimpse of their lives in action.
First, we went on a tour of the station and saw their sleeping quarters, workout room, captain’s office, and even walked in on some firefighters preparing lunch with a wonderful aroma that filled the kitchen.
Some other important information for kids Captain Parrish shared included:
- knowing the number for emergencies: 9-1-1
- knowing the first and last names of your parents
- memorizing your home address
- having a designated meeting place right outside of your house in case of fires or other emergencies.
For more information on creating a fire safety plan in your home, check out this site: http://stayingalive1.com/kids_escapeplan.html.
One of the firefighters put on his entire firefighter gear to show how well-protected he must be when fighting fires.
We could not leave the fire station without getting to check out the inside of a fire truck first!
We are so thankful for our local heroes for their dedication and service to our community. Thank you!