{JakartaMemento} Evan’s School Visit to the Cikini Fire Station

We are very blessed to have Evan enrolled in a great little preschool that ignites his imagination, teaches him about different cultures and above all let’s him interact with other kids from all over the world. Since Evan started his new school in October we have seen him grow in leaps and bounds in his speech, discipline and overall demeanor. My little boy is not so little anymore and it impresses me how much knowledge he absorbs every day.

Last week Evan’s preschool visited the Fire Station in our neighborhood. Parents were invited to join the field trip and I was very excited to see Evan react to his surroundings in this unfamiliar place. As soon as we got there Evan got very excited and started observing everything. I was happy to see him so engaged.

Evan "sharing" his friend's firetruck before the presentation began

Evan “sharing” his friend’s firetruck before the presentation began

Soon after we arrived a very kind Fireman started giving a presentation on the different tools of the trade. The kids were very excited to look at all of them and were very eager to play with them. All the firemen at the station were very patient and kind to the kids and kept smiling at them.

The fireman explaining the different tools

The fireman explaining the different tools

Gas Mask

Gas Mask

Kids checking out the hoses

Kids checking out the hoses

Evan was happy

Evan was happy

Kids and their mommies sat down and listened to the firemen

Kids and their mommies sat down and listened to the firemen

After a very informative presentation and an interactive experience with the tools of the trade, the kids got to see the star of the fire station: a fire truck. At first glance, to me it looked like a rusty old truck with little appeal. To the kids, this firetruck was just like a rockstar and there was nothing else worth being seen in the area.

The best part was of course the Fire Truck!

The best part was of course the Fire Truck!

The kids were allowed to ride on the truck and Evan was of course the first one to hop on the truck. As I waited for him I just kept thinking how much he has grown and took some pictures of the truck and the parking area.

Inside the truck

Inside the truck

Hey you!

Hey you!

Bye Evan!

Bye Evan!

Getting ready to go again!

Getting ready to go again!

The preferred mode of transportation of most Indonesians

The preferred mode of transportation of most Indonesians

Firetruck

Firetruck

After the kids had ridden a couple of times the parents were allowed to ride the truck, too. I jumped to the occasion and hopped right in. It was so much fun to ride with the kids. Just as I suspected the truck was very simple but I was glad to know that it had the basic elements it needed to do its job if the need arose.

Inside a Firetruck

Inside a Firetruck

Helmet

Helmet

Here we go!

Here we go!

Firemen in action

Firemen in action

I got to ride, too

I got to ride, too

Evan loved looking out the windshield

Evan loved looking out the windshield

Fireman hanging from outside the truck

Fireman hanging from outside the truck

Time to give the truck a break

Time to give the truck a break

After the cool ride, the kids were allowed to explore the tools and play around for a bit.

Indonesian Fire Station

Indonesian Fire Station

Evan exploring the tools

Evan exploring the tools

What's this?

What’s this?

Giving the spout a try

Giving the spout a try

Hoses

Hoses

Backroom

Backroom

Hear that? That's a siren!

Hear that? That’s a siren!

We then moved to the outside of the fire station to give the hose a test drive. The kids truly enjoyed holding the hose and watching the water pressure change.

Time to check out the hose in action

Time to check out the hose in action

Evan loved this!

Evan loved this!

Let's try again!

Let’s try again!

Photo with the firemen

Photo with the firemen

This was a great experience both for Evan and for me and we can’t wait for the next field trip!

Thank you!

Thank you!

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