Local Orange County Fire Station # 18

California Content Standards for Primary Grades includes Community Helpers and getting to know your surroundings. What luck! Forestation # 18 is just a short away for me and my 32 students. My lesson plan included anticipating what we would see at the fire station, background information on what happens at the fire station, a morning visit, a follow-up with a firefighter. Captain Solas spent some time introducing parts of a uniform, a Guest Read Aloud and a vigorous Question and Answer session. We then spent time on a writing assignment that included parts of a thank you letter, creating a sloppy-copy and a final copy. We then extended the lesson further when our local post-person came to our classroom to pick up the letters! It was a fun and informative unit that enhanced connections to our Community Helpers and made learning even more relevant to their live.

Thank you Fire Fighters for all that you do!

  There might be more than one future fire fighter in this crew!

There might be more than one future fire fighter in this crew!

  Students had meaningful questions to ask about the firetruck.

Students had meaningful questions to ask about the firetruck.


Working and Living at

Station #18 

 The Birthday Girl in the Fire Engine

The Birthday Girl in the Fire Engine

Students extended their learning back in the classroom. They had some follow up questions, so I asked Captain Solas to join us. After the Q & Q he showed us how firefighters get dressed in a hurry. Wonder if it inspired some of them to get out of bed and ready for school faster!

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Back in the Classroom

Captain Solas showing us how firefighters get dressed in a hurry.

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Captain Solas reading to the class.

Thomas, a huge fan meets Captain Solas.

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