05-14-2001, 09:30 PM #1NJOUTLAW6Firehouse.com Guest
LiL Kids who come to the Firehouse for Tours
You ever get those lil kids who come along who's parents ask if you can show them around. What do u do in ur fire station???
Well we show them the truck, we let them try on our turn-out gear, and we they leave with a smile,and a coloring book or a cool hat and sticker with the thought of always coming back to visit us...``
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05-14-2001, 10:49 PM #2Nozzleman 84Firehouse.com Guest
Kids at the station, the next best thing to running calls! We do pretty much the same thing, show them the rigs, turn on the red and blues, slide the pole for them and most importantly give um stickers. I think the best part is when I tell them that I'm only 16. The kids eyes kinda light up and they realize that the dream of being a firefighter can come true a lot quicker than they may think.
Real Heros Wear SCBAs Not Capes
05-15-2001, 04:29 PM #3FF 13 50Firehouse.com Guest
Ya, it means alot to the kids when ya just let them climb in the trucks, wear your helmet and stuff like that. Its also good for your fire departments image cuase it shows you really do care. It also gets the kids interested in the fire service and may affect them joining later down the road. thanks and stay safe
05-15-2001, 07:06 PM #4jemarFirehouse.com Guest
THIS IS A WONDERFUL FOR THE KIDS----B-U-T---
REMEMBER TO TEACH THEM SOME FIRE SAFETY TOO !!!
05-15-2001, 10:39 PM #5Rookie1Firehouse.com Guest
We have all of the local schools visit our fire hall from the beginning of May till the end of June. We have approx. 2000 kids visit. Depending on their age, we do different things, movie, fire safety house, etc. Then we (firefighters, not kids) slide down the pole and then we let the little gaffers climb all over the trucks.
05-16-2001, 10:30 PM #6SCAFDEXPFirehouse.com Guest
I love to show people around the firehouse, no matter what age they are. It is a great feeling to be talking to people about something that is so important to me, and they are interested, asking questions, and wanting to learn more. I will let them try on my turnout gear(small children I will not let wear my helmet because of the safety risk), get in the trucks, turn on the lights for them, let them look through the TI camera, and lots of stuff. Also have to remember to throw in some fire prevention and safety.
Nick Funk "Bubba"
Exp. Captain/Training Officer
Swartz Creek Area Fire Dept.
"You go, We go."
05-16-2001, 11:31 PM #7nsfdjrFirehouse.com Guest
Basically, its an awesome feeling!
05-17-2001, 01:56 PM #8SFDAJLFirehouse.com Guest
I really enjoy showing people around our firehouse, people like my family, friends, and my girlfriend mostly and most enjoyably. I let them climb into the jumpseats and that, though it's tough to do so with our new Pierce Quantum, thing is to damn big! Oh well, I still love doing it.
Spotswood Vol. Fire Department
Spotswood, New Jersey
You light 'em, We fight 'em
05-17-2001, 03:44 PM #9EFDems841Firehouse.com Guest
Just make sure they don't get their knees/legs cracked by the pneumatic steps ;0)
The town next to mine runs 2 2000 Quantums, during mutual aid the first few times after they got them, numerous people got hit by the steps (including me...twice)
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