If you are local, you must take your kids! We had a lovely time. The firemen gave a brief presentation on safety and answered our questions. They were very friendly and patient and super nice. They then took us on a tour of the station and let the kids try on the gear and climb in the truck. At the end they passed out stickers, pencils, coloring books, and plastic fire hats. This was a completely free activity (we did bring cookies for the firemen) and the kids loved it. How cool!?!
We are about to do a community helpers lesson so this was a fun way to kick that off.