Last Saturday a town close to us had a ‘play-it-safe day’. So all of us ‘kids’ went…at first we did not know WHAT we where gonna do…but soon found a few fun things to occupy us
First we saw The Samaritan Helicopter land, it was SO neat, seeing the force of the blades. They had cones lining where it was to land….those blew away
The helicopter coming in…
And when it left…
Once it landed and the doors opened, a ton of people swarmed around the helicopter. So we decided to go do something else until most of the people left.
The inside of the helicopter.
Another fun experience, we got to see the inside of a fire truck…and sit inside : )
The ‘Jaws of Life’
Isaiah sitting in the fire truck…
The oldest fire truck (engine ) in the world that still pumps water!
All of there levers, buttons and so on.. It reminded me of Wayne (the fire fighter on Fireproof )
One of the best parts was getting to try on a fire fighters helmet and coat….it was quite heavy. He said that once all the gear was on, it weighed up to 100 pounds :-0
We also got to see some K9 police dogs…they are trained in Germany….so all their commands are in German!
Other dogs are trained to smell 1 drop of gasoline, 4 feet deep into the ground, when it had been there for 90 days! They really have a good sense of smell!
A guy got a really bulky suit on, and he was the ‘bad guy’. The reason he had the suit on was so that when the dog attacked, he wouldn’t get hurt. So here are 2 videos of the dog…attacking
In this one the dog watches the ‘bad guy’ REALLY close. If the guy walks where the policeman wants him to, the dog will leave him alone…if the guy tries to run for it, the dog will bite him. It is amazing how well they are trained.
I took these pictures while waiting for our rubber boat ride!
Us in the boat with the guy who drove it…it was super-duper fun!
Noah and Isaiah got plastic fire helmets…which they really liked!