Click for Ann Arbor, Michigan Forecast
Monday February 20, 2017
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed
Print Comment E-mail

Fire Department Open House

 

continued

We also check out all the trucks - the engines of course, but also the haz-mat truck, the technical rescue truck, the ambulance, the Red Cross relief truck. We oooh and ahhh over all the high-tech equipment while soberly reflecting on the need for such equipment. We are amazed at the demolished car that the firefighters have cut apart for display.

Mostly, however, Little Brother climbs on and around engine #6. Another Real Live Firefighter answers all his many questions, like "Why do you have two flashlights?" She explains that firefighters always have to be prepared. The white helmet is the chief's helmet. The black helmet is hers. The boots are inside the pants so that the firefighters can quickly pull them on as they rush to a fire. The heavy jackets protect them from the fire's heat. The oxygen tanks help them breathe in the smoke. All firefighters carry walkie-talkies so they can talk with each other. No detail escapes Little Brother's attention, and his new friend answers each question patiently and kindly, using the correct technical terms and without talking down to him.

Finally, this Real Live Firefighter helps him way up into the driver's seat and lets him hold the steering wheel and "drive." Now he is a superhero firefighter, too!

Bookmark and Share
previous  ·  1 l 2 l 3 l 4  ·  next page
all on one page
read more stories here -> Marketplace  l  Culture  l  Community  l  News

You might also like:

Calendar This Week - Festivals, Fairs, Shows, & Sales Calendar This Week - Festivals, Fairs, Shows, & Sales
Today's Events Today's Events
Photo: Go ahead touchdown Photo: Go ahead touchdown
Crime Map Crime Map
Lynch Law on Huron St. - In 1931, a mob threate... Lynch Law on Huron St. - In 1931, a mob threate...
Zweikampf - Dueling harpsichords Zweikampf - Dueling harpsichords
My Very Own Vacation: My Neighborhood My Very Own Vacation: My Neighborhood
The Strange Tale of Mr. Shiji - Homeless and me... The Strange Tale of Mr. Shiji - Homeless and me...
Working from Home (or Workantile) - The pros an... Working from Home (or Workantile) - The pros an...
Calendar This Week - Sports, Dancing, Nature, & Recreation Calendar This Week - Sports, Dancing, Nature, & Recreation
spark
custom blinds and window treatments, flooring, and furniture
top of the lamp. All your in home lighting needs.
Holiday Inn Ann Arbor. Comfortable Hotel, a home away from home.
Become of Fan of the Ann Arbor Observer on Facebook
Victors For Art February 18th through June 11th
A visitor's guide to Ann Arbor