We belong to a homeschooling co-op. We get together twice a month. We try to do a field trip activity for one of our get togethers. This month I was in charge of getting the field trip, so I arranged for us to go to the fire department. It was a very cool field trip! Charlie was our volunteer fireman that showed us around and educated us. We got to try on a fireman jacket, which was heavy. We also used walkie talkies to go on a scavenger hunt for hidden stickers. He showed us some of the different tools they use and let us go inside a fire truck. For the big finale he turned on the fire hose and let all the kids get a chance at turning it on and spraying at a roadside A-frame warning barrier to knock it down, then they got to turn the knob to make the spray into what the firemen called a shield. We had so much fun!