Friday, January 29, 2010

LSU FETI Fieldtrip

Yesterday, we took a fieldtrip to the LSU Fire and Emergency Training Institute (FETI).
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First we watched a video set to music.  The video showed different shots taken during the academy.
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Then 4 recruits did a 2-minute drill where they had 2 minutes to get all of their gear on.  Afterwards, the kids were allowed to talk to the firemen dressed in their gear and to check it out.  The captain told them not to be afraid of them even though they sounded like Darth Vader.
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Some of the equipment we saw around the complex.
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Walking to the area where we could watch a burn that they were putting out
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On the way there I saw this
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We got to watch the burn from a couple of different angles.
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Standing around watching the burn and talking with the firemen
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Miriam and Cai are helping direct the firetruck as it drove past our group
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Cade – always the great big brother!
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Miriam decided to walk backwards as we headed back to the front
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Walking back to the front to ride the firetrucks
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Do you see Abram?
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Luke rode in the red one and Miriam & Cameron rode in the LSU one
Then Miriam, Levi, Micah and I rode in the LSU one on the last trip around the complex.
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Thanks to the captains and their recruits for a great fieldtrip!
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Tracy said...

Great shots! It was fun and great to see you!

Leslee said...

WOW!! What a wonderful event they put on! It is SO important to train the little ones to not be afraid...

You did a great job at capturing the day!

P.S. Kinda partial to firemen in turnouts and big red trucks ;-)

casasosegado said...

great pictures! looks like all of you had a great time. my kids would love something like this.

The Munck Family said...

Candi I have a question for you...a blog question. How do you make a group setting of pictures, like you did the firetrucks? Is it a program or am I blogger dumb? I want to group some pictures of Ruth Ella's face like 6 to 9 pictures...I'd welcome any advice.

Also thanks for the cream of wheat link..YUM!