We are a group of Middle Tennessee dads who get together every week for playgroup at an area playground -- currently Wednesdays at 10:30 am. We often meet in Nashville due to its central location, however we also visit places like Bellevue, Mt. Juliet, Franklin, Donelson, Murfreesboro, and Spring Hill depending on current members.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A great visit to Fire Station 10

First I would like to say thanks to Mr. Brett and the other firefighters at station 10 (Off Old Hickory Blvd) for having us to visit. It was a great experience and the kids seemed to have a blast! We're fortunate to have folks like them looking out for us and our fair city.
The kids even got to spray a hose!
But they also provided some great pointers on really simple safety information that you can and should share with even your younger kids. Here's a few tips:

  • Learn the 911 number and what it is for. I hadn't even though of teching my son this, mostly due to the fact that we've never had a landline. Which raises another thought about what he would do in an emergency given that my phone has a password on it. So it might be worth showing your little one how and when to call 911.
  • In the event of a fire and smoke, get low to the floor. Get down!
  • In the event of any emergency, plan a meeting spot outside your home. That way, in the event of an emergency you aren't running around looking for each other.
  • If you haven't already, start working on teaching your little one your address. That information is useful to them in a ton of situations.
Those are just a few things that I felt would be good general things that even the little kiddos can learn. Again, we had a great time, and are very appreciative to the folks at Station 10 and all of the Nashville Metro Fire Department!

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