Wednesday, May 23, 2012

We got a new fire station!

 We got a new fire station in my neck of the woods...it's beautiful...and there was an open house...we have been watching this building go up for the last couple years and we were excited to go to the open house...
 It replaces an older station...it's about a block or so away from the old one which they tore down a while ago...and it's so much bigger...
 All the trucks were outside...so pretty and shiny!
 The perfect place for a photo!
 Each fireman...or fire lady...has their own bedroom and bathroom...there are 3 shifts so there are 3 lockers to keep their stuff in ...they used to have a big dormitory...they were excited to have their own room. We were told it was actually less expensive to build it this way...as well as better for the fire fighters...because if one gets sick...he won't give it to the others and also someone snores...the others won't lose sleep...pretty smart!
 The kitchen was beautiful! There's even a grill out back...we like to grill our food outside here!
 Lots of fire trucks to look at...
 We even got to climb up and sit in the cab!
 This nice fire man spent so much time answering everyone's questions...
 This is the inside of the big one that goes off road...since we are close to the mountains and fires happen there...this one is very important!
 This is the area out back...so much room...they built this place to grow!
 Here is the very first fire truck of the town...her name is Betsy!
 Isn't she a beauty!!
We even got to meet the fire Chief...his name is Mat...he was really nice...he said we could take a picture with him, but since I hate to have my picture taken...I declined...and Don was busy looking at fire stuff! We had a great time touring the place...we walked all around...nothing was off limits...they hadn't moved in yet...that's supposed to happen sometime this week. Everyone was so nice...don't you just love firemen...I think we never get too old to be in awe of them!!
Until next time...enjoy your day!!!!

5 comments:

Raggedy Creations said...

How neat to see the inside of a fire station. Love Betsy. Thanks for sharing.

Felicia

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Their kitchen looks awesome! I know many firemen around here that would love it! The guys I know do a whole lot of cooking at their station!
Have a great holiday weekend!
Angela

Kris said...

Very cool!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a gorgeous fire station! I have to saw this post to my brother as he was a FDNY lieutenant for 30 years. He would have loved to cook in this kitchen!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Mick is a retired Battalion Chief. I'll have to show him this post. Brings back many memories. He retired in 2000.