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Summer vacation is here! It’s the first time my son has really been out of school and will now have to adjust to a summer schedule without as much structure. We’re feeling the need to plan some fun activities, outings, and mom-and-me dates to keep us both involved this summer!
Fire Station Tours
A few months ago, I was invited to help chaperone a preschool field trip for my oldest child’s school and I jumped at the opportunity! Taking a group of very excited children to the local fire station and listening to the 3-year-old commentary sounded like a really joyful experience for the both of us!
He’s since been pointing out fire trucks, ambulances, and has been really into what they do! He’s even been dressing up and pretending like he’s a firefighter or a medic, and I love that he now knows who they are!
It really was a great experience, and we learned a lot. Unfortunately, the firefighters received a call just as it was time to show the kids the fire truck. Their little hearts were broken and some of the little boys even started to cry. It was a tragic, but yet, comical moment.
How to Visit a Fire Station
I learned that you can go with your kids to visit the fire station just about any time you want. You just need to call ahead and make sure it’s a good time for them! If it is, most stations are more than happy to give a tour, or at least let your kids see the trucks and try on a helmet. It’s free, it’s informative, and it’s exciting!
If you want to do a little more planning and have a more formal tour, check out your city’s fire department website. There is an easy form you can fill out that lets them know who is coming, the size of the group, and when you’d like to visit. It’s great if you bring a group!
Making a Fire Station Visit Even More Fun
To make your visit even more engaging, you can really make it memorable by including some toys for your kids to play with that truly help emulate real life, relatable heroes. Rescue Heroes from Fisher-Price aim to stimulate a child’s imagination and sense of adventure without using violence. Check out the new Rescue Heroes toys available at Walmart (available online now, in-stores in August!)
Rescue Heroes are relatable heroes for kids that represent a great diversity of genres, genders, nationalities, real professions and personalities that save the day! I love that they encourage no conflict play yet still promote excitement without violence. They demonstrate teamwork, a positive outlook, and make great role models. When you purchase Rescue Heroes toys, you get a great price value because it comes with a figurine, backpack and a super cool tool that you can interchange between characters.
The characters are all darling. But, the Billy Blazes figure, who is a firefighter and the team leader was the perfect character to introduce for this fun family outing to the fire station! We also love the Forrest Fuego figure, the hotshot wildfire firefighter, who can help and play as a team with Billy.
Honestly, we could easily duplicate this fun activity by visiting the police station with Sky Justice Police Recon and Rescue, or even go on a hike with Rocky Canyon the Mountain Ranger, and more. And if we wanted to add in a show, there’s a Rescue Heroes™ animated show on the Fisher-Price YouTube channel that showcases all of the characters!
Fire Station Visit
I am so grateful for first responders and all they do to help keep my community safe! I love that my son is so much more aware of what safety looks like. Additionally, that emergencies happen and that the men and women who come on those trucks and ambulances are here to help!
Fire Station Field Trip
It’s a fun thing to do as a school field trip. It’s fun to do as a mom-and-me date. Also, it’s an amazing family outing or family date you can do together.
I love that we can come home and he can play with Rescue Heroes. They are ideal personifications of real-world heroes from all over the Earth – daring, caring, skillful and strong.
Plus this mom-and-me date will be the highlight of at least one week, with fun role play time for him to enjoy long after our fun outing!
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