Fire rescue exhibit gives children firefighter experience

Author: Camila Pereira
Published: Updated:

Aspiring little firefighters are ready to tackle any fires near you as they learn what it takes to be a firefighter at the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples’ new exhibit: Fire Rescue.

Children part of the CMON program learned how to put out fires from real-life firefighters and got tips on how to stay under the flames with the help of Tank the K9.

“Don’t we all remember wanting to be a firefighter drive the fire truck, put out fires and rescue kittens from trees, they’re gonna be doing all of that,” said Jonathan Foerster,chief executive officer of CMON.

This hands-on exhibit gives kids the opportunity to live out their dream job.

After months of collaboration, seeing the exhibit overrun by kids filled the hearts of both the organizers and the North Collier Fire Rescue District.

“Oh my gosh, it’s so exciting to see everything come together,” said Lt. Armando Negrin, North Collier Fire Rescue District.

And with that, Fire Station Twelve is open to serve the Collier County community.

Now, in case you missed Saturday’s event, don’t worry.

The fire rescue exhibit will remain open for kids to visit until February 2025.

Copyright ©2024 Fort Myers Broadcasting. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without prior written consent.