We took a little break from firestation visits with the holidays and also with Lucas starting up public school instead of home schooling. But, today was MLK Day he had off. So we decided to jump back in.
We knew from visiting the other 14 stations in our county---yes we have been to 14--that Station 15 has the reputation for being the Busiest Station in the county. We also found out it is the 42nd buisiest station in the Country.
So, it would not have surprised me today if they would have gotten a call and our visit would have been cut short. But, NO!
We stayed alomst 2 hours I think. And as soon as we got there we knew we were in for some fun!!!!
We found the firemen, many suited up, behind the building with a ladder propped up against the building. There was a new fireman at the station, Anthony, and he was being shown how they do some things. The firemen immediately engaged Lucas in what they were doing and explained what was going on.
Once again I thought "that's the cool thing about this station". We always find something unique about each one.
and other important conversation ensued...
After they took a brief look at our scrapbook, they knew they had a junior firefighter on their hands. They were not going to be out done by Station 5 or anybody else...
So they pulled out the FireTruck just for Lucas.
Set up the ladder...
belted him up....
Engine 15 (I realized I forgot to get a pic of Medic 15)
Time to reel up the hoses...Again a very happy boy! He is just as happy to roll up a hose as to blast the water...
hoses need to get put away "just so" for the next emergency.
Fireman of Station 15--C Shift---
Adam, (Lucas), Brian, Ben,
Anthony, Tim, Jason, Brooks, and Fields
Then the Captian showed up so we added him to the pic too (on the far left)
What a fun day with my boy!! Thanks to all the great guys at Station 15!!!!
Here's a listing of links to the first 5 stations we did. I sort of lost the momentum trying to keep up with the scrapbook so only have the first 5 on the blog, but here they are.
I also have some awesome video from today on my phone, but alas, it will take me a little bit to figure out how to get it here. So I will update when I do...=)