Sunday, May 15, 2005

Field Trip to the Fire Station


We did it.

And we have the pics to prove it.

Yesterday, Lypstykgirl, Kate, AJ, Julia, Pig and I headed over to one of the Hollywood firestations for the LAFD Annual Open House. Pig wore her little fire chief hat and looked adorable! Our hopes to have brunch with firemen were dashed, as they had run out of pancakes by the time we got there, but it was an otherwise AWESOME trip. The firemen were really nice and took the time to give us a tour and answer all our questions. They even let us try on their firefighting gear which were amazingly heavy. Man, these guys are in great shape if they can run in those outfits. Julia and I both got to wear their pants and we have some terrific group photos. It was really hot in there though - partly because their clothes were so insulated and partly because it was more than 80 degrees outside. And there were firemen milling around. I was really amazed by their stories about the kinds of runs they make, and the kind of work they do. Definitely have a new deep appreciation. Anyway, of course the star of the whole outing was Pig who looked so natural and at home at the firestation. She was pretty cooperative, although she had no desire to get on the truck. She even approached a few firemen. I think the bag of baby carrots and cookies I had on me helped.

Kate was kind enough to bring her digital camera, and the rest of the girls brought some disposable ones, so as soon as I get copies of those pics, I'll post them up. I think the big group shots are on the disposable ones.


Blogger Islandgirl said...

Yea Pig!

5:58 AM  
Blogger LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Thanks for finding time in your busy weekend to visit the Fire Station. We're glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves. The pictures are certainly great reminders of a special day.

Please stay safe and be well.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

9:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YAY fireman! They are so hot- rescuing people and stuff. right on.

8:05 AM  

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