Scarlett's preschool went on their first field trip to the fire station. Since Tucker is homeschooling he gets to come along. It actually works out perfectly because Tucker never went to preschool and didn't go on these trips (a fact he pointed out several times).
This was probably my most eventful fire station tour ever. And I lived a couple houses down from the fire station and went lots of time growing up. We arrived a few minutes early and while we were waiting in our car we got to watch them practice with the hose out in the parking lot. Then they sprayed dirt all over our car. After that the chief came over and said they were going to wash it off. So we got a car wash from the firemen with the firehose. It was pretty cool.
Just after we took that picture the fire chiefs radio went off and he said he had to go. He jumped in the SUV and drove away. Luckily there was one off duty fireman there using the internet, his must have been out at home or something. He gave the kids fire hats and showed us out.
While there I learned a fire safety tip. Keep bedroom doors shut at night when sleeping. A door can be an amazing shield against a fire. I hadn't really thought about this before and have started doing it since.
I know Scarlett had a great time. Thanks teacher Shawnda for setting this up!