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Field Trip to Fire Hall #1

 
Fireman shows children what is inside the fire van (the "RV"), a mobile cupboard with many different kinds of equipment.

Children reach out to touch 'Jaws of Life"
 
Fireman/Paramedic Mitch gets down to children's level to show modern fire axe / multipurpose tool.

Fireman/Paramedic Mitch demonstrates heart monitor by hooking it up to a volunteer
 
Fireman/Paramedic Mitch demonstrates oxygen mask

Fireman Scott dons full firesuit to demonstrate protective equipment.
 
Children are told not to be afraid if they see someone dressed this way emerge out of the smoke.

Fireman demonstrates firehose.
 
Students took turns sitting in driver's seat of fire engine.

 

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