Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Fire Station Field Trip Foiled!

I took my Wolf Cub Scout den on a fire station field trip today. What do you know, about 15 minutes after we got there, the fire guys (as our tour guide kept referring to himself and his buddies) had to go put out a fire. This happened just as we got done with all the "sit down and listen to Fire Guy Brad tell us about fire safety". We were heading to have a tour of all the cool stuff (the real reason Cub Scouts like to go the fire station) when the alarm sounded.
So, we got to watch the fire truck drive away. It was pretty exciting to hear the sirens and have the fire guys wave at us as they left. We timed them, too. It took two minutes from the time they got the call until they left the station.
There goes the fire truck!
The Cub Scouts watching the truck leave.

The hoses on an antique 1919 fire truck inside the station.

30 comments:

Cari said...

Stinks that they had to leave but man you got some awesome shots!!!
Cari

Mom2Drew said...

Ack...that first shot is WAY COOL!

~Jenn H~ said...

I absolutely love that first shot-just awesome, everything about it!!

CindyTykie said...

I love the shots you captured

Amy said...

Really love #1. You got great stuff there.

Janae said...

I LOVE that first shot! I totally have a thing for fire engines! See you tomorrow at lunch!

Jena Photography said...

I love fire station tours. How cool you were there for a call out. TFS

pat said...

What a neat lesson, though, for the boys to see what really happens when a call comes in, and how quickly those firefighters move. I think they'll remember this much longer than a conventional trip to the firehouse.

7EVANS said...

So classic! Did you use an action on the first shot, or is that your own mix? LOVE it!

Jess said...

Wow, how cool that they got to see the firemen in action! That will be some story to tell at school! :)

pakosta said...

fun shots anyway!
tara

shirley said...

I love the look of that first shot. The boys will remember the day their field trip was foiled!

Kelly said...

Sorry you missed your tour.... Very cool shots you got though

Chell said...

Oh bummer about the call. fun pictures!!

Stephanie said...

Love the first photo! Neat field trip!

Kristen said...

I agree, that first shot is amazing, love the texture! And the last one! Ok and the middle too hehe!

Aubrey said...

Those are AWESOME fire pictures! I can see those blown up HUGE and used on the firehouse! GREAT job!
how cute are those little scouts?:)

Lori said...

Love the processing on the first on! My husband is a volunteer firefighter - he would love to have a shot like that! Great job!

{A}nnie said...

HEY---thank you for leaving a comment on my blog...:) your to nice!

ok---umm, im in LOVE with the last picture..man, the colors are wonderful!!

Angela2932 said...

Really nice processing of that first shot!

Lauren said...

Sorry the guys had to "run" before all the good stuff. Hopefully you can go back another day. That first shot is great!

Reds said...

That first shot is perfect!

Mandy said...

WOW...I just LOVE LOVE that last shot. The texture and angle is just so intriguing.

Becky said...

Bummer, but seeing real guys prepare to leave sounds cool to see. Did it seem much slower than on TV? Love that last shot especially.

Gypsy Girl said...

I love the texture on that first shot. Bummer for the kids but wow on the time.

Michelle said...

Wow awesome captures! I love the first one the most... so cool.

~*Steffie*~ said...

Aww man.. that stinks.

Those are awesome shots of the truck though. I really love the texture you used on the 1st one and the PPing you did on the last one.

TFS!

Susan said...

I'm going to ditto everyone else, the first shot is awesome!

Marissa Vargason said...

Awe :( That stinks they had to go put out a fire, but what a cool pic the firetruck is, I love your processing and texture on it! I cant wait ot see your new site too let me know when you go live :)

Colene said...

I totally love that antique fire truck hose photo very nice!!!! great work margaret!