Earlier this month a local homeschooling mom organized a trip for homeschoolers to the local firehall. The group of about 12 kids ranged in age from 3 up to 9, but it was geared for first or second graders. The kids and parents were given a tour of the firehall, the fire truck, a demonstration of the fire gear worn by the firemen, and instruction on fire safety.
Two younger kids inside a fire truck. The fire fighter was demonstrating some equipment they use.
My 2nd grader standing in the front of the fire truck.
A lesson in fire safety. They were shown a fire safety DVD with follow-up questions from a fire fighter.
The fireman demonstrated the equipment he wears when fighting fires. My little girl was quite interested.