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Community Helpers: A Visit With a Local Firefighter

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Community Helpers: A Visit With a Local Firefighter - Fire Truck

As part of a Grade 1 project my son was given on community helpers, the two of us paid a visit to a local fire station here in Toronto. Because really, what better way to find out about a firefighter's job than from a firefighter, right? When we arrived, we were welcomed by fireman Ted who allowed my son to sit in the cab of the firetruck, showed him some of the special tools that they use and entertained his seemingly endless questions.

Community Helpers: A Visit With a Local Firefighter - tools
Community Helpers: A Visit With a Local Firefighter - axe
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It was great to be able to pay a visit and get a tour of the station. I found it really interesting to see a couple of old fire trucks there, too.

Community Helpers: A Visit With a Local Firefighter - old fire truck
Community Helpers: A Visit With a Local Firefighter - old fire truck

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  1. My brother-in-law is a firefighter so my little guys have visited the fire station a few times. They love it!

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    1. I can imagine. I think we should visit more often. Next time, I'll bring them some fresh coffee.

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  2. Looks like FUN! My son is 4 and would LOVE to tour...

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    1. It was great because we could stop by any time during the day.

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    1. My son had so many questions. It sure was a neat experience.

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  4. I'm surprised to hear that there were some old trucks there too. Very neat.

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    1. I was surprised to find the one beside the current truck. The other one was located in the museum section since this location is used as education centre.

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  5. My neighbour is a firefighter - gotta ask him to take my boys on a tour

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  6. Oh I am sure this was a great experience, it's awesome to take little ones for these types of trips, not to mention they do learn much more when it is hands on and they get to see things in person.

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  7. That's so nice.. visiting the local fire station and getting to be up and close with the firefighters.

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  8. What a great way for kids to learn and experience, he looks tiny next to the truck heheh!

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  9. Hari Om
    OOooooooh..... that brought back memories of visiting the fire service from schooldays. Which was last century of course....... YAM xx

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  10. My boys would absolutely love this! How exciting to visit!

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  11. My son would love to do this too! So interesting and looks like fun!

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  12. How special that they did that for you. Our fire station is volunteer, so it's not manned most of the time.

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  13. As a child I always wanted to visit a fire station. Never did, and now I still want to. Maybe someday!

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  14. My two eldest grandsons have both visited their local fire station and really enjoyed looking around and seeing all the equipment!

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  15. How cool that there were old trucks as well. Sounds like an interesting adventure.

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  16. My son's were able to tour a police station a few years ago. It was fun and informative. Great shots. Glad you and your son had a nice visit.

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  17. Always a great visit at the firehall :)

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  18. Looks like he had a fun visit! (Judy Cowan)

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  19. This takes me back to when I took my boy to see a fire station via his cub scouts :)

    Happy to link up with ya!

    happy WW

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  20. Well now isnt that fun, bonus the old trucks. Such a great things to do with the kids!!!

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  21. That sounds so fun. It's so great for the fire departments and firemen to give small tours!

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  22. Our local firehouses have open houses every Sat too. Yet to go since it always clashes with her swim classes but we really want to!

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  23. My kids love the fire station to! My brother-in-law is a firefighter. I wish the kids visited him more at the station.

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  24. What a treat for your little guy! My boys would love this experience. :)

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  25. When my kids were little, they used to love going to the fire station.

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  26. This looks like the most exciting tour!

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  27. So fun! I have always wanted to check out a firehall up close!

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  28. Love the old one! Fire stations are fun field trips.

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  29. What a great way for a child to learn things. Looks like you had a great visit.

    Momfever

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  30. Looks like a fun day :) I bet it was great seeing the fire engines and trying their fire suits on ,,

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  31. Oh what fun and there's no better way to learn about firefighters and what they do. Hi Diana nice to meet you. I'm from Orillia, Ontario.

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  32. My dad once jokingly told me that firefighters sometimes melted after the intense heat of their job, and that's why you would see their clothes in piles like that. I still can't help but think about it when I come across firefighting outfits ready to go. LOL

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  33. what a great visit...I have been wanting to visit them here in NY but haven't got a chance to do so...

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  34. What a great opportunity, and those vintage fire trucks are very cool

    Mollyxxx

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  35. Oh my!! what a wonderful visit and one way to get to know exactly what they do and to show you the trucks up close, glad you had a great time and love the pictures too!!!

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  36. I showed my 5 year old son your post and now he wants to visit our local fire station. :)

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  37. seeing fire trucks up close wouldl make even the biggest kid giddy like a schoolboy

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  38. Great photos! That sounds like a great tour!

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  39. my son would love this type of field trip

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  40. both my son and my daughter went to Fire station! Always so fun and interesting!

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  41. Thanks so much for linking up at Oh My Heartsie Girl WW!

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  42. One of the dads at our playgroup works for the fire department. He's arranging a visit for the kids. Looking forward to that this spring!

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  43. How cool is that! Must've been so much fun for him!

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  44. I love feel good stories like this.

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  45. so awesome..i remember visiting our fire and police station with my kids when they were much smaller ..its a great experience

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  46. Its great to i troduce kids to different jobs when they are young, my uncle was a fireman!

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  47. I"m almost 52 now but I still remember when firemen visited my elementary school! I can't wait to be able to take my grandkids to a local fire station!

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

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  48. Fire Fighters do not get enough credit for the marvelous job they do, a fire house is always fun for kids!

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  49. Fire Fighters do not get enough credit for the marvelous job they do, a fire house is always fun for kids!

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  50. That must have been very educational and fun! Firefighters deserve much more recognition for what they do

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  51. My son would love to do this too!

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  52. Great pictures and experience. Looks like he learned a lot!

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