Cousin A. spent the night on L.'s birthday which was a HUGE treat. Then, we woke up and walked over the main fire station in town for a guided tour.
they have this great big truck with all the tools you could ever need to rescue folks in collapsed buildings, or cars that fell in rivers, or whatever. It was so cool! I have never seen so many different sizes of saws and jaws
and axes and also really intense audio and camera equipment to located stuff under rubble. I was impressed. I think the kids were more impressed with the helmets and boots.
(thanks to Mer for the photos!)