We visited one of our fire stations for our field trip this month. We had planned to go in October, but we had to reschedule. Andrew and Coleman were beside themselves with excitement the day we finally got to go! Our friend from church, Mr. Horace, is a firefighter for Gainesville, and he gave us a private tour one afternoon. I think Andrew and Coleman got a kick out of seeing someone they knew in a totally different environment than usual. Mr. Horace was very kind and patient, and went over every nook and cranny of the truck with the boys.
Jonathan got into the spirit of the day with his firetruck shirt. The guys at the station really liked it!
Mr. Horace is the driver of the truck, and when they get to the fire, he runs the pumps. Here he is showing the boys how he does that part of his job.
Learning about an air tank
The Jaws of Life
Trying out Mr. Horace's seat
Check out these huge grins!
We got a tour of the inside of the station too!
As soon as Jonathan saw the ATV rescue vehicle, he made a break for it and jumped in the driver's seat!
Thank you Mr. Horace! We had a great time visiting your station, and we all learned a lot!