Everyone loves a good field trip and Ms. White’s class got to experience a great one at the Salem Fire Department. Inspector Vross lead the class throughout the fire station, showing them every room and describing what a day in the life of a fireman contains. Students found out that the brave firemen work 24 hour days before getting two off, then working 24 again.
They also got to see the sitting room, where Inspector Vross went over smoke detectors and what the kids should do if their’s went off at home. The goal is to get down as low as possible, keeping away from the smoke that will pile up at the top of the room.
Students also then got to see the trucks, the firepole (which Fireman Kyle went down to demonstrate), and a what a fireman in full gear looks like. Fireman Kyle Kyser was more than happy to show the students his gear and pack, showing them to not be afraid of firemen, if they ever get in a situation where they see one up close and personal. Inspector Vross also showed the students what the hoses, axes and and Jaws of Life look like and where they are located on the trucks.
The last thing the students got to do was spray the house and practice putting out a “house fire” by spraying a wooden replica with “fire” on hinges and knocking them back. If you want to see more pictures from Ms. White’s class’s field trip, you can check out Facebook page and see the whole album there!