Friday, February 25, 2011

Field Trip Friday: The Fire Station!

Last month we had the opportunity to go to the Cranberry Township Fire Station with our homeschool co-op. I was thrilled to have the chance to do a little "fire safety" unit with the kids. Chloe learned about fire safety in preschool, but this was the first time the boys got a good, hands-on lesson about staying away from fire.

The instructors were all volunteer firemen, and their patience and enthusiasm with the kids was awesome!

Learning stop, drop, and roll:

What a fireman would look like coming to save you in a burning house... pretty frightening!!

Max and Sam were firemen last year for Halloween, so they especially loved the hats and learning about all the equipment.

After learning about the importance of staying away from fire and what to do if there is a fire in your house, we all went to the giant garage to learn about the trucks. Needless to say, getting in the trucks was the boys' favorite part of the morning!

It was an awesome trip, and a valuable learning experience! The volunteer firemen are truly selfless, heroic individuals. It was such a blessing to spend the morning with them!

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