Early this morning Semmes Fire Rescue, with backup from Mobile Fire Department, greeted an onslaught of 140 children, 77+ accompanying family members, kindergarten teachers and numerous support personnel. All converged on the Semmes Fire Training Center to view a fire-fighting demonstration by their local fire-fighting heros and participate in a little hands-on training with fire-fighting equipment.
The 200+ group were on a field trip scheduled by ABC Kindergarten, a learning preschool and kindergarten in Semmes Alabama. Children and adults alike learned about fire safety and got to explore fire vehicles and equipment. Semmes Sparky mingled with the kids while other firefighters donned full rescue gear (boots, gloves, goggles, helmet, hood, etc.) while wide-eyed children watched with curious eyes.
Captain Chad Sprinkle of the Mobile Fire Department, the ABC Kindergarten “Fire Department Dad,” worked with ABC, Semmes Fire Rescue and others to bring about the visit as part of the “March Community Helper” program.
Parents said the visit was quite an experience and thinks every child should have the opportunity to visit – not just for fun, but for learning too.
Contact ABC Kindergarten at 251-649-4844.
To arrange a fire station visit or a show & tell involving Fire Department apparatuses and fire fighting equipment, please contact Semmes City Hall at 251-649-8811.