Saturday, May 22, 2010

Fire Station!

This past Thursday Chase and a whole bunch of his friends went to the Funkstown Fire Station for a tour.

One of the fire fighters dressed in his complete outfit... boots, gloves, helmet, air tank and all! All told it equals over 100 lbs.

The fire chief made a comment about how the fire fighters have to learn to dress in less than a minute... then Laura (a mom of 2) piped up "So do I!".

We watched a video about what to do if your clothes catch on fire...
but there's nothing like actually doing the STOP DROP and ROLL!

We've since mentioned it to Chase a few times but last night he and Adam were wrestling around all the sudden Chase yells out "We're doing STOP DROP and ROLL!". And they were... Adam had him in a bear hug and was rolling him back and forth. It's gratifying to see that kind of stuff sticking in his mind.

The kids got a chance to walk through 2 different fire trucks... I swear Chase was more thrilled than this picture suggests ;~)

Got a smile but of course it's not to the camera... oh well, I'll take what I can get!

A line up shot... shocked right?

At the end of the tour they got a bag of goodies and a fire chief hat...

which I couldn't resist trying on... I think it suits me!


dkamfam said...

It was such a fun day! Wish the kids wouldn't have been so scared of the fireman in gear, though! Ah well.

Anonymous said...

I still don't know how you get kids all lined up for a picture. Share some tips?

LoveLladro said...

@insung - well this wasn't all the kids... some flat out refuse but this was easier for the ones we did get... they couldn't get off the truck! being stuck helps ;~)