Click for Ann Arbor, Michigan Forecast
Wednesday May 24, 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:

Launch is launched to Packard and Platt
Ulrich's relocation brings the east side a board shop.
Sabine Bickford
Laura Hulthen Thomas
Unexpected turns
Keith Taylor
Health Care - Health Care Clinics
Restaurants with prices Under $10
A clickable zoomable map
Luay Shalabi
Educating and acclimating at Central Academy
Eve Silberman
Nightspots: Zal Gaz Grotto
Spectator Sports
Today's Events
Manufactured Housing
Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet
Where jazz goes when it leaves home
Sally Mitani
Regent Hotel
The Brain Injury Association of Michigan
Grieve Well Kite Festival June 17th 2017