Story submitted by Co-Leaders Sarah Kuhnert and Sarah Olsem
On December 20th, ten of our Brownie Girl Scouts from Troop 41207 out of Sioux Falls, SD were able to visit Fire Station #10 in Sioux Falls. This firehouse has a female firefighter, who along with her crewmates, gave us a tour and taught us so much about firefighting and fire safety. The girls got to see all of the protective gear, the firetruck and learn about the tools and equipment.
Prior to the visit, the girls took inspiration from a poem we found online and made it their own to go along with treats to share with the firehouse to spread a little thanks and holiday cheer. They also delivered handwritten and drawn notes to the firefighters. We had previously learned about basic first aid and safety measures. Having this reinforced with true professionals was a great experience for the girls.
They now know more about firefighting and safety. They can also tell you with confidence that smoke detectors in every home are so important and that the fire department can help people who need smoke detectors to get them.
We are so thankful for strong female role models for our girls, for the girls of Troop 41207, and for our Sioux Falls Community.