Today, we took the girls to visit our local Fire Station. We got to tour the entire house and get a glimpse into the life of the firefighters that work there. Thankfully, they did not get a call while we were there, though I am sure it would have been an awesome sight to see these guys throw on their gear and head out to do what they do best…save lives.
Morgan and Emmelyn got to climb inside of Engine 10 to see what it is like inside. Fireman Raymond Blue provided information about the trucks they use at the station and how some of the components of the fire truck work. He even took the time to demonstrate the fire suit that the firemen wear when they go on a call. He told us that in academy, they time gearing up down to under a minute. I’m not sure he met that mark, but since it wasn’t an emergency, I think we can cut him a break!
We are very grateful for the time that Captain Ron Holbrook and Fireman Blue took to give us the tour. We would also like to thank them for the very important work they do to keep us safe. It takes a very special type of person to run towards danger to get someone else out and for that, the firemen of Station 10 in High Point, as well as every other firefighter, have our respect.