Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ladders, hoses and little firemen

Future generation, originally uploaded by ZERO CEM.
Last Saturday January 15 2011, the Bellaire Fire Department held their first Open House since the station was renovated after the demolition of the old fire station on November 2009.

The morning was not all that nice (it was a gray cloudy day with a little threat for rain) but the warmth in the fire station made up for the weather (pun intended)

There was a little bit of everything, the fire trucks and ambulances were out in display, with the opportunity to actually get inside and know the insides of many of the vehicles (if the little ones allowed you of course), we got a tour of the second floor/living quarters which is a rare treat and we got to ask any questions we could thing of to the station staff.

We even got the chance to learn some history by examining the contents of a time capsule for two generations: the original time capsule was made on 1955 and on1983 when the Fire Station was modernized the capsule was opened and some extra items were added.

It was all in all a very pleasant and educative experience that will certainly keep me looking for more local open house events that might provide good opportunities, not only for photography but to learn about new things.

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