I remember being a child and watching in wonder as the fire trucks drove by, sirens blaring as they rushed to put out a fire. Being a girl I didn’t dream of being a Firefighter, but I did relish the idea of a trip to the fire station to learn about how they put out fires!

 Once a quarter our therapists take our children out into the community to introduce them to new environments. This past Wednesday we took a group from Let’s Talk, Talk Play Learn, and Let’s Eat to Station 6 to learn about fire safety, the difference between a fire truck and fire engine, what being a Firefighter means and the different equipment they use. When going through the equipment, an axe and was pulled out and one child exclaimed, “I have one of those!”

The children had so much fun trying on the hats and sitting in the truck. They also learned what to do if there was a fire. Get low and crawl out. Captain Steve, Firefighters: Mike Salazar, Paul Montes, Jeff Wackerman and George Hapsec did a tremendous job with our families and we can’t wait to have another group go October 13th


Yesterday, the Irvine Police stopped by so the children could sit in the car and hear the siren go off! The smiles from the children were priceless and the most important thing is they learned that Policemen are our friends and we don’t need to be afraid of them. Shiree Lind and Nikki Lovenduski read the children a story before they went back to serving the city of Irvine.









Make sure not to miss our next outing! We will be going to the pumpkin patch so the children can feel the different textures, smells and pick out their own pumpkin!


Questions please contact Pati Skinner at pskinner@ucp-oc.org



Elizabeth Wylie

Published by Life Without Limits: UCP of Orange County

The mission of UCP of Orange County is to help children with disabilities reach their full potential and improve the quality of life for their families.

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