If you haven't had your local firemen visit your library, you have been missing out! I invited a crew and engine to come visit the library on a Thursday morning so pre-k kids and toddlers could see the truck up close and personal. They LOVED it!
Kids took turns holding hoses, opening doors, trying on hats, climbing into seats, and taking pictures with the firemen. How great for them to do some hands on exploring of one of their favorite things to read about in books! I hosted this program in September to capitalize on beautiful Utah weather and give littles who may be missing their older siblings at school something exciting to anticipate. Our turn out was excellent with around 30 kids and 25 parents.
I even learned something new. Fire trucks have ladders and no water. Fire engines carry water and no ladders. Fire quints carry both, but they aren't very good at either. In the words of Bill Nye, "Noooow you know..."