Thursday, July 3, 2008

Tour of the Fire Department

So, as some of you know the boys and I are part of a homeschool group here. Last week we were supposed to meat at the Fire House and get a tour, but when I showed up none of the group was there... so as I stood there and looked like an idiot, wondering what to do, and the boys danced around me yelling "I wannnnnna gooooooo and seeeeeeeeee the fiiiiiiiiiirrrrrrre fiiiiiiighteeeeeeeersssssssssss!" the lady at the front desk said "let me see if I can get you a mini tour today." While she talked to one of the "guys" I set up an appointment for the homeschoolers for the next week (which was yesturday, and we skipped it due to morning sickness).

We waited a couple of minutes and then John took as for a tour of the fire house. I didn't ask all the questions I had because I figured we'd be back next week, so I'm feeling a little jipped, and I'm still wondering where the firemen sleep, but I'm sure I'll get over it.

We got to see the training center, and the equipment they use to get used to fire hydrants, and hoses and stuff. We got to look inside an ambulance, and we saw all the fire gear lined up on the floor in between the trucks, waiting for the next emergancy. We saw a wall of history, which was all the pictures taken at the scenes of accidents. And we got to see a cool picture of the original trucks that were here, and they were all hand me downs. 2 of them are still at this fire department. One of the trucks they have here served in New York on 9/11, and it proudly displayed a sticker saying so. The boys each got to sit in a fire truck and John showed us the lights and other cool stuff.

It was a lot of fun, and really personalized. We met an EMT, and I'm just wondering, why are all EMT's so incredibly good looking? Just curious.

Anyways, if you ever get the chance to take your kids to a fire department, don't miss it, (especially if you have boys) because it's just way to cool.


  1. Brighton and Austin went to the fire hall and they were just in awwww of everything. It was the closing party for preschool! If you happen to find the answer to why EMT are so hot then let me know... but whatever it is, it is nice to know that that will be the face that is saving my life *lol*

  2. That does sound cool. I agree, almost all EMT males are HOT! And so you do nto feel alone, I too had to miss out on things with that dreadful none month flu, so I know how you feel.

  3. I love the pics on the side of your blog with the boys and you guys. And I love your blog.
    love aunty Kristy

  4. Thats is so cool, I bet they love it! (and you too!)

  5. That sounds fun! I bet your boys loved it. Your comment about good looking EMT's totally made me laugh! =)