Learning about the medicines they keep on the trucks. Including the bone drill, which does just what you think. Ew!
When given the opportunity to go inside a fire engine, Porter jumped at the chance. He was first in line to see everything close up.
I waited until all the class had gone through and then was able to let Gabe have a chance.
You can see just how much he loved it. The fireman was even kind enough to give him a great experience. He strapped him in and let him have the headphones. Gabe was in heaven!
After that, they let everyone sit in the driver's seat to have a picture taken.
Next up was the fire pole. Porter was sure he was going to get to slide down it. He piped right up to ask if he could. The fireman demonstrated it instead. :) He had all the kids count how long it took him to get upstairs so they would see how much faster the pole is than taking the stairs.
Everyone waiting to count how long it takes to slide down the pole.
I don't know if it was originally part of the planned tour, but since Porter asked, the man was kind enough to let everyone get a picture on the pole. He held them up a few feet and let them slide down to the bottom. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised at how excited Gabe was at everything. He wasn't afraid at all and jumped right up to take his turn. As you can see, the fire man loved Gabe just as much as everyone does. He wraps people around his little finger. :)