Monday, August 20, 2012

Fire Hall Open House

Like any typical little boy, Tristan likes fire trucks and firemen. He has a gazillion toys related to fire and fighting fire. When I heard that the fire halls were holding open houses for the public, I knew I wanted to bring him there. Every time we walked or drove by a fire station, Tristan would stare. Stare for a long time. Imagine the joy he felt when he finally got to go inside and tour an actual fire station? JOY!

Today we went to the open house for fire hall #13 in Vancouver. We got to tour the inside of fire trucks, inside of the fire station, and we even had a personal guide who so happened to be the Fire Chief! The firemen were giving out juice boxes, Kashi granola bars, stickers, tattoos, red fire hats, coloring books, and build your own fire truck sheets. Tristan even got to see the fireman go down the fire pole! He was super shy the whole time but when it was time to leave, he didn't want to go. He was even too shy to sit on the driver's seat in the fire truck. Jean-Louis wasn't too shy though :) Tristan barely spoke during the tour but you could tell he was very interested in hearing what the fireman had to say :)

Look at Daddy!

There weren't a lot of people at this particular fire hall. All the visitors were also babies, toddlers or preschoolers, like Tristan. I was a bit surprised there weren't more older kids. I have never visited a fire station before and I was even amused :) I think older kids and adults could learn a thing or two and have fun visiting a fire hall.


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