Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesdays trip to the fire department was fun and educational. Although it was very cold outside and took me a long time to get out of bed, i went anyways. When i got there i was surpried at how nice the inside of the fire department and police station was. THe fire chief that talked to us was very nice. He talked to us about Rollins and how he has a daughter in college who plays softball. It was interesting hearing about how we developed the fire rescue safety initiative. You wouldnt think that ambulances would need seat belts. However, they are like every other vehicle out there and sometimes, accidents happen. I couldn't believe that many EMTs get hurt and some even die from a car accident. After talking about that and the history and Winter Park, it was nice to look at the photos. Most of the photos that i looked at were of sinkholes in Winter Park. I couldn't believe the size of some of them! Overall, it was a nice experience. Meeting the people that keep Winter park and Rollins College safe was awesome. I appreciate them more and hope to stay associated with them. However not in the form of them coming here to stop a fire. THat would not be good.