If you ask any second-grade class what they want to be when they grow up, you will likely hear at least one “firefighter” response. The second graders at Lincoln Elementary visited Junction City Fire Department on May 12, 2017. The two classes split up into three groups to tour the station. First, they learned about the fire truck: which can hold 500 gallons of water and contains a lot of equipment including axes, ladders, and hoses. Next, they toured the facility where students saw first hand where the firemen sleep, eat meals, and work.
Students also had the opportunity to step into an ambulance and learn what equipment EMS staff use to save lives, how quickly they need to respond to calls, and what they are responsible for when out on those calls. The students were fascinated by the blood pressure machine as well as the siren, which is always a fan-favorite.
To end the tour of JCFD, two firemen raced to put on their gear while students cheered them on.
After the second graders left JCFD, it was a short walk to the Bramlage Public Library. There the students learned about friendship and were even give the chance to make their own friendship bracelets. They also discovered the many sections of the library and what they offer: picture books, children’s books, chapter books as well as tablets and computers.