Firefighter Show and Tell
Firefighters preform many tasks throughout their 24 hour shift and one of those tasks is to serve the public.
One way firefighters serve the public is by having show and tell at the fire station. Show and tell is when schools, teachers, parents, daycares, or a person comes by the fire station and bring children to see the fire trucks and station.
When a show and tell is conducted the all the fire fighters at the fire station usually get involved by either showing off the truck and equipment or by assisting in a tour of the station.
One firefighter usually gets dressed up in a firefighters turn out gear to show the children what a firefighter looks like before the turn out gear is put on and after all the gear is on including a face piece and a self-contained breathing apparatus
This demonstration is done to help children not be afraid if a firefighter has to come into their home and rescue them. Sometimes the firefighter will allow a teacher, parent or someone familiar to the child to put on the turn out gear to convince the child that a person is inside the enclosed suit and mask.
Many things are discussed when conducting show and tell such as stop drop and roll, escape plans, meeting places, smoke alarms, and the emergency number to call in case of an emergency.
Show and tell is a good public relations tool that is beneficial for the firefighters at the fire station and for the parents, schools, daycares, children or person who visit the station to check out the fire truck and fire station.