This post is inspired by Naoma of Ethanator Online: Virginia-beach-fire-station.
After looking at the pictures of her son in a Fire Station in Virginia, I can't help but recall my visits of the Singapore Central Fire Station and Alexandra Fire Station with my young children in 2008.
I searched through my old photos and found these treasures. For the benefit of the local readers, I attach a link to the Singapore Civil Defence Force - visit to the fire stations to check out the opening details.
Back then, I organized three to four playdate trips to the local fire stations with a lot of mothers. The response from families was overwhelming and it was a lot of fun. My children loved it and the firemen were proud to have us all. The boys were especially captivated by fire trucks and vehicles. And even for me as an adult, the experience was exciting. It was my first time to see a real fire truck with opportunities to sit on it, get on the platform ladder, be "swirled" around, wear the fireman suits, extinguish the fire and the best thing of all, do it with so many families.
|Our playdate back then|
I always wanted to visit the oldest Fire Station in Singapore. So even though my son had already visited Alexandra Fire Station thrice, I organised another playdate to the Central Fire Station. The firemen in Central fire station were very experienced with the public. As such, they did not give such an elaborate showing but it was still fun.
Central Fire Station
|Watching the firemen slide down the pole|
|Queuing up for a ride on the fire truck's ladder|
|Try out a real water hose|
|Get on the real fire truck|
|Put on a real fireman costume|
|Watch a demo from the fireman to extinguish the fire|
|And try it out yourself!|
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