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Fire Station Visit Essay

Essay on The Fire Station

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I was sitting at my dinner table and suddenly the TV program was erupted in with an irritating noise. An announcment ran across the bottom of the TV screen, "There will be a fire meeting tonight, 7:30." I quickly finish my supper and head into town.

I turn my engine off and got out of my car. I walk up the cement ramp towards the door of the metal-sided fire station. The steel door is cold and I carefully enter the door lock's code and turn the reluctant knob. The room is dark and I blindly reach around the corner and hit the light switch. Instantly the buzzing light of fluorescent bulbs fills the room. My nostrils also fill but with the smell of machines. Slowly as I walk further into the station, I can feel the loose grit and sand…show more content…

On the other side of the tanker there is a part of the station that is yet dark.

Once again, I reach around blindly to shed light on this darkness. This part of the station is comprised of four sections: a parking area, a tool room, a desk area, and another area where more uniforms hang. There is a bright yellow rig with a boxlike tank on the back. Between the cab and the tank is a confusing network of pipes and tubes. Accessing the next bay door, a long classic style fire truck is parked. Overshadowing it is a larger square faced, personnel carrying, water-pumping truck. Not only great in size, this monster is beautifully designed. The tool room, at the opposing side of the large bay doors, consists of a workbench covered with assorted tools, fire extinguishers, and rags. Along the same end of the station, there is a lone desk. A large radio and fax machine takes up most of its space, but odd papers and equipment fill the rest. It serves little function other than a table to place clutter and make the person seated there feel important. Behind the desk chair there is a seating area, a black vinyl bench. The dark colors gladly disguise the grime that it holds. Along the sides, old stingy wallpaper is adhered. Behind this bench there are more protective clothes. Supposedly, the leading firefighters hang their gear here. Their gear being surprisingly clean, I question whether they are truly leaders or not. Adjacent to the shelves and racks that

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20 Jul Children Visit A Fire Station: A Photo Essay

Photos by Katrina Shelby Photography (who volunteered her time – thank you!!)

Special thanks to the Seattle Fire Department for hosting this field trip.

One summer day a Tiny Trees class went on a field trip.

They walked across a big park and sang songs together.

Since they were going by a busy playground they had everyone hold on to a rope.

After walking through fields, past a spray park, and some big public art the children arrived at their destination.

The fire station!

Which was full of fire trucks!

At the fire station they met a fire man, dressed up in his fire man suit.

The children learned about fire safety and got to ask lots of questions.

Like do you get hot in that fire man suit?

Children also got to explore the fire truck…

..and sit inside!

And it was totally awesome!!