In addition to the pumpkin patch adventure last weekend, we stopped by our local fire station’s open house. It was a very cool event. Every October the fire house opens their doors to local kids to help educate them about fire safety in a fun way. The fireman answered questions, gave out plastic fire hats and even let the kids use some of their equipment.
My kiddos got to “drive” the fire truck and ambulance-
And my son even got to spray the fire hose. (I don’t think I’m ever going to be able to top this one.)
It was really a neat adventure for my little ones. I think they both learned a little something too. The firemen did a good job telling the kids to never hide if there is a fire and to go to a fireman if they see one. I’ve never thought about it before, but a fireman in full gear must be terrifying to a young child. As much fun as these events are, I bet they save lives every year.
The fireman also reinforced that you should dial 911 in case of an emergency. My son recently learned this lesson and I am a bit nervous that my son is going to misuse his new skills.
J knows to call 911 if there is an emergency, but I don’t think he’s put two and two together and realized that 911 has the ability to summon a fire truck to our house. I won’t be surprised at all if my little guy is inspired to try the whole thing out one of these days. I just hope I’m not on a first name basis with the fire chief by the end of the year!
Hope you are all having a great week.