Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Fire Prevention Week October 5-11, 2008
It's Fire Prevention Week. Every year our city holds a Fire Safety Event for families at the beginning of Fire Prevention Week. This was the first year that I have attended. They have fire trucks for the kids to sit in, ambulances, demonstrations for how to use a fire extinguisher to put out a fire, and every little one's favorite, using a real fire hose to knock out the fire in the pretend house. (shown in the picture above) The Red Cross was also there handing out information about fire safety in the home. Here is a link to their site with some safety tips for your home. The police department was there as well. They gave out plastic red fire hat to the little ones. My little guy usually hates wearing hats, but he wore his red fire hat most of the time we were there. He also got a fireman's badge sticker which you can see in the photo below. We went to play on the playground after checking out the big trucks. On our way back to the car they started passing out red balloons, so the little guy got a balloon too. It was a fun and educational event.