Thursday, December 3, 2009

Frisco Fire Safety Town

There's a great little place right next to one of the fire stations in Frisco. It's called Frisco Fire Safety Town. They are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm and they teach children about safety in a fun and interactive environment.

They have an educational facility which includes classrooms, an interactive fire engine, and a safety house with a realistic living area, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom for children to explore and learn about home hazards, severe weather, fire safety and more.

They have an outdoor ‘town’ that resembles a miniature Frisco complete with real buildings that represent area businesses, all created at a 5/8th scale. There are paved and marked streets complete with working traffic signals, a railroad crossing and a toll booth, where they let older kids drive little motorized Jeeps around to teach them about seat belt and car safety.

Obviously, we had to go. So, we wandered over there one weekday morning, they found us a volunteer, and he showed us around. The boys had fun climbing on the fake fire truck, trying on the gear, roaming through the town, and checking out the living area. They would have really liked the Jeeps, but there was a school group using them (and I think the minimum age is 3).

After checking out the Safety Town, the docent took us to the fire house and we were greeted by three firemen who continued our tour. They were excellent! The boys each got a hat and a sticker and then we got to see where the firefighters eat and sleep (Connor wanted to take a nap in their beds). Then they took us out into the garage to check out all the real trucks, ambulances, and other emergency vehicles. Jaime and I asked a bunch of questions and the boys had fun climbing, exploring, and pushing buttons. It was a really interesting and fun visit and it felt like we were VIP's.

1 comment:

Amy said...

How fun! I can't believe I didn't know about this place...definitely going to have to take the boys there!