Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Scout Trip to the Springville Fire Station

On December 30, Cole's Scout group went to the Springville Fire Station.
Rick works with these guys and made the arrangements for us to visit.
Clearly, Cole is thrilled to be posing for the picture while we wait for our tour to start.
BTW, Cole is the only one wearing his scout shirt and neckerchief, so you can spot him easily.  I thought they were supposed to wear those expensive things when they went on these type of activities. Gotta get our money's worth.

Last minute review of the rules. Cole is obviously paying close attention.

Rick is chatting with his friends.  (really nice guys)

Learning about the fire hoses and how much water the fire truck holds.

Learning about the tools on the fire truck.

The Scouts got to climb into the fire truck...

and out the other side.

Putting on the fire fighting gear.

It is a pretty good idea for kids to see what firemen look like so that they are not scared of them should they ever come face to face with them in a fire situation.

They got to see some of the things on the ambulance, too.
This bag has the tools for airways.  

When he opened this case, he asked if anyone likes to get shots and Cole's hand immediately went into the air.  That brought a laugh.  And it's totally true.  Cole will watch the needle go in every time.  He doesn't even flinch.  It weirds the nurses right out.

I will admit that Cole got a little preferential treatment on this trip.

The boys had all kinds of questions about the fire trucks with their lights and horns and being able to speed and run through red lights.  It was funny.
Then opened the doors and sent the boys out of the bay.

…and let Cole pull the horn.

Lots of fun at the Fire Station.
And I was super surprised at the behavior of these boys, they have quite a reputation, you know.

1 comment:

Amara said...

Are these all boys from our ward? I'm ashamed to say I don't recognize half of them! They look riveted to that fireman stuff :)