Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Our trip to the firehouse!
We want to thank our local firehouse for being the best that there is! It all started when we called 911 on January 15th b/c of Ian's seizure. The EMS personnel were excellent in caring for our son, particularly Rob, the EMS Assistant Chief. Not only did they work on Ian until we arrived at the hospital, Rob also stuck around until about 2am to make sure we were ok & that Ian stopped seizing. Without their prompt attention, we may have had a much more serious situation on our hands.
In appreciation for their service, I made some cupcakes for them. My friend, Sheila, came over to help b/c I also wanted to take the kids along. We planned for today because they do drills on Tuesday night which means all personnel have to come to the firehouse. We were promptly greeted by none other than Rob! I gave him a tearful thank you immediately. I can't express the amount of gratitude I have for him & the others that helped my little boy that night.
Rob took us on a personal tour of the firehouse & even allowed us to discover the trucks! I think Gabi was the most fascinated by it all. Sofi enjoyed walking around everywhere & Ian was content being in Rob's arms. What an amazing morning!
Rob & Ian looking at the ambulance that took him to the hospital.
Rob, Ian, Gabi & Sofi sitting on the front of the fire truck.
Sofi checking out the gadgets.
Sheila & Gabi, Rob & Ian checking out all the gadgets.
Sofi holding on to the bell on the front of the fire truck.
Ian & Rob checking out the bell.
Rob was a FANTASTIC tour guide! He let the kids try everything & touch everything. He was totally in to them feeling all the different textures of the trucks. For our 1st field trip, this was excellent! We could not ask to live in a better place. The firehouse is only half a mile away from our home, in the subdivision. We feel so safe here.
After an hour long visit, I walked the kids back home. Sheila drove the car & the kids enjoyed the fresh air & change of pace. This visit was long overdue. We will be back! THANK YOU!!!!