Pullman Firefighters teach kids the basics of being a firefighter

PULLMAN, WA - Hundreds of kids had a hands-on learning experience at the Palouse Discovery Science Center over the weekend.

The Pullman Firefighters Association held a special event at the center on Saturday. Kids got to learn the basics of fire safety and try on some of the heavy firefighting gear. Some kids went through a firefighting obstacle course, and life flight even dropped by with one of their helicopters.

"They're learning a lot of stuff about firefighters," said Pullman Firefighters Association President Andrew Chiavaras. "One, they're learning how hard it is to be a firefighter, how exhausting it can be to actually move hose and put the gear on, and what it feels like."

"It's a great opportunity to bring two groups together and be able to present something to the community," said Palouse Discovery Science Center Executive Director Victoria Scalise.

Scalise said parents can bring kids to the center to keep their brains active over their summer break. They'll have a variety of hands-on learning programs and day-camps for kids of all ages. The non-profit organization is located in North Pullman on Nelson Court and you'll find more information on their website.