Tiger Scouts from Cub Pack 184 visited Union Fire Co. No. 1 of Hamburg on Wednesday January 13, 2010. About 14 tiger scouts visited the fire company and were shown various things. Firefighter Daren Geschwindt volunteered to discuss various things with the scouts. Geschwindt showed the interested youngsters all of the fire apparatus that is contained within the station. Kids were shown many compartments on the apparatus, and how to use some tools that are within the compartments. The scouts were shown what a firefighter in full turnout gear looks like, and were told to not be afraid of a firefighter that is wearing an SCBA (self contained breathing apparatus). It was explained to them that although the firefighter may look, and sound, a lot like Darth Vader, not to be afraid. The firefighter is there to help them. The Tiger Scouts were given the rare opportunity to go for a short ride inside Engine 61-3. They absolutely loved every minute of it. Each scout was given a fire helmet that they were able to keep to remind them of everything they learned while they visited the fire station.
Company 61 would like to thank Cub Pack 184 Tiger Scouts for giving us this teaching opportunity. We always appreciate and love seeing the looks on the kids face as we amaze them.