|Lydia wouldn’t leave her new friend…|
Today was just one reason I love our University Model School…
We made it to the firestation and I was quickly reminded of how much I enjoy these trips and how thankful I am for firefighters.
A few interesting facts about firefighters and fighting fires:
~The first known U.S. Fire Department was established in 1648.
~In 1736, Benjamin Franklin organized the first group of volunteer firefighters.
~Fire alarms started with the invention of the telegraph.
~ In the U.S. about 70% of all emergency medical calls are handled by firefighters.
~Temperatures within a burning building may exceed 1500 degrees F.
~Some severe forest fires have required more than 10,000 firefighters to work together at the same time.
~Fire engines can carry around 500 gallons of water.
~Typical fire engines can pump 1500 gallons per minute.
~Large fire engines carry up to 1000 feet of hose.
~There are between 2 and 3 million fires in the U.S. each year.
~Not all fire engines are red and not all fire stations have a Dalmatian (though I wish they did).
~Smokey the Bear was named after an actual bear cub that was rescued in a 1950 forest fire.
|Seeing where they “have to do their own laundry!!!”|
|Checking Colson’s vitals…|
|Learning about the fire engines|
|They liked the “Darth Vader” mask demonstration|
|Promising not to play with fire….and to clean up their rooms|
|We thought for sure she’d be nervous….but Lydi really liked the “my-mer-man”|
|With much thanks to the firefighters at Station #13|