Fire Station Field Trip

When I was planning out our field trips for the year, I decided to make October our “Emergency Month”. This happened to be perfect planning, because after I emailed our local fire department about being able to do a field trip, I found out that Fire Safety Week happens to be the first full week in October!

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We went to the Home Depot Kids’ workshop and the kids got to build fire trucks. The workshops are completely free and a lot of fun! You get an apron, building kit for the current project, and a metal pin to put on your apron for each project you complete. It’s a great way for kids to get experience with building (mostly hammering nails and using wood glue) while having fun.

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Just don’t be surprised when your son wants to drive his truck out the store, crawling on hands and knees the entire way!

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Our local fire department was willing to schedule us along with a preschool class that was taking a tour. The kids learned about how to safely exit a room, and then they watched a firefighter get dressed in his gear. The firemen did a great job showing the kids that they aren’t scary, and that they are there to help them.

The kids got to climb in a fire truck, watched a fire safety movie while having snacks, and brought home goody bags.

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And the best part of all was getting to meet Smoky the Bear!

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