I contacted our local Fire Department, they have a centrally located Safety Center. To my surprise they agreed to a tour for my son and his friends from pre-school. The up side, it was free! The down side, no food allowed. So I rented a room at our Y which was half a block away so it worked out perfect!
I have to admit, I was super excited about planning this party. It was going to be Mr. Non-Stop's first party with his friends.
The tour! The fire fighters assigned to our group were super nice and interacted with all of the kids. We saw everything; kitchen, sleeping quarters, the fire pole, one firefighter even went down the pole! They let kids climb in an ambulance and one of the fire trucks. I managed to get a picture of each child sitting behind the wheel of the truck! I printed each photo and mailed it home with their thank you note. Her is Mr. Non-Stop
The kids are watching the new pumper truck that was sitting outside the station.
We watched while they put the stabilizers out and then the ladder went all the way up!
Even the kids said WOW!
Our tour was over, but it was time to eat! I used Mr. Non-Stop's fire trucks we had at home as decorations. Because I wasn't at the Y to set-up I didn't get all the pictures taken before everyone started to eat. The plates were fire truck shaped, they matched the candy boxes shown below. The napkins had a fire captain badge and the silverware was red and orange.
And the "official shirt" and pictures!
It's been more than a year since the fire truck birthday party and he still talks about how much fun he had. Even a couple of the kids at school will bring it up!
I am very grateful to our fire department for being so accommodating!
The Chop Haus