March 7, 2017 > Girl Scout Daisies visit Firefighters
Girl Scout Daisies visit Firefighters
Submitted By Daisy Troop 30717
On 26th February, our Girl Scouts Daisy troop visited the heroes in our community, the firefighters of Fremont Fire Station 9!
The fire station is actually a firehouse because the firefighters live there for 48-hour shifts at a time. The firefighters sleep in pullout beds, also known as ÒMurphyÓ beds. Murphy beds are usually stuck to the walls and when it is time to sleep, you can pull them out. The firefighters also have an exercise room to keep themselves fit so that they can lift people when they are stuck in the fire, a kitchen, bathroom and living room.
Firefighters can get called to put out fires at any time, even if they are asleep! They have to change quickly when there is a fire. From wherever they are in the firehouse, they get two minutes to report to a call. We learned that each light in the living room meant something. We even heard how they get called when there is an emergency. We saw fire trucks which have very long hoses. The huge garage is for parking the fire trucks.
We had a great time at the firehouse. Our favorite part was spraying with the fire hose and wearing a firefighterÕs hat, pretending to be one. We felt that the firefighters were very friendly and nice, and that they care for our community. We worked towards the Òfriendly and helpfulÓ Daisy petal that day, and this visit helped us learn that first-hand.
Thank you, firefighters, for the awesome tour of the fire house, for the firefighter hats you gave us to take home and for your service to our community! We hope that you enjoyed our Thank You cards and the Girl Scout cookies!