We had an awesome time at the Manoa Fire Station! We learned that firefighters keep our community safe by putting out fires and teaching kids about fire prevention and safety. One of the things we learned was to stop, drop, and roll if our clothes catch on fire. We also learned never to play with matches and to call 911 in an emergency. Firefighters wear "turnout gear" to protect themselves from fire. A special suit protects their bodies against heat up to 500 degrees fahrenheit and hard helmets and boots protect their heads and feet from falling objects. Air tanks and masks are required when entering a smoky building to help them breathe. Firefighters wear an alarm on their body in case they stop moving. The alarm alerts the other firefighters that their friend might be in trouble. Tools like the ax, bolt cutter, and saw help firefighters do their job. The most exciting part of the field trip was shooting water from a real fire hose! We appreciate these kind and brave community helpers!