The main message the firemen were teaching was that firemen aren't scary - they are there to help. The children seemed awestruck. But I don't think anything impressed them more than when that ladder started going up on the truck.
As I watched a lone fireman climb that ladder, my skin started to tingle. I'm not exactly afraid of heights, but I sure wouldn't want to climb up that ladder. Even the other fireman seemed impressed.
I could probably climb up that ladder, if I had to. But I couldn't just scale it like that fireman did. He got right up to the top and clipped himself in with his harness.
It would take me a really, really long time to get to the top. Pretty sure a fire could consume a whole building by the time I dragged myself up there. And then, if I got to the top? I'm not sure I'd be able to let go, and do a double wave, like this.
How about you, readers? Do you have the bravery it takes to be a fireman?