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Firefighter Kids: The Fire Dept Bond

Updated on January 12, 2015
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Firefighter Kids: Fire Dept Gifts Of Childhood

Firefighter kids are the children of firemen and female firefighters for generations of fire dept families that have grown up in firehouses, played on the fire truck bumper and know the fire pager tones better than they know Dora the Explorer. They are the daughters and granddaughters of firefighters who played Barbie Princess on the fire trucks, the sons and grandsons that have put on the bunker gear, helmets included and washed the fire trucks right alongside their dads, grandfathers, uncles and brothers.

Fire department families have shared generations of their children through good times and bad. Congratulating each other on birthdays, promotions, birth of their children and moving into a new home and comforting each other for the loss of a family member, sicknesses and unemployment. They have cooked for fire dept families in need, baby sat their children and been there for them through thick and thin.

The fire department children are the center of the circle that is filled with fire chief grandfathers and their grandchildren, dads and moms, sons and daughters, nieces and nephews and all of the kids that are a part of the history and tradition of the firehouse.

Read More About The Firefighter Family Bond At: Firefighter Family Gifts Of Love

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Future Firefighters Fire Dept Logos

Future Firefighter Kids
Future Firefighter Kids

Of course not all fire department kids grow up to become firefighters, but from the day they are introduced to the fire rescue world they get to be identified with the fire department maltese cross. How adorable is the brand new baby of a firefighter in their "future firefighter" t-shirts and onesies. Pictures of dalmatians and Sparky the Fire Dog and red fire trucks decorate their rooms.

Moms in maternity t-shirts with firefighter logos and personalized baby diaper bags announce proudly these kids are firefighter family kids. Firefighter theme birthday parties and baby showers are always a big hit and so are all the adorable fire theme favors, gifts, banners and signs.

Firehouse Kids Make The Place Shine

Fire Chief's Granddaughter and Best Friend Sparky
Fire Chief's Granddaughter and Best Friend Sparky

It's true. When firefighter family kids are in the Station it makes the place shine. Everyone is smiling and welcoming, offering to play on the fire truck, give them snacks, make sure they stay safe. If there's a "Member's" room and TV you can be sure there are kids videos and toys around for them to play with. Usually though, kids know their way around because it's like a second home to them. They want to hang out with their real friends like Sparky the fire dog and the cool firefighters that turn into mush whenever they come around to visit.

Fire Engine Fun Invitations 8ct
Fire Engine Fun Invitations 8ct

Each package of Fire Engine Fun Postcard Invitations includes 8 cards. Front message reads "It's A Party!". Matching thank you cards also available.

 

Firefighter Theme Birthday Parties

Everyone loves a firefighter theme birthday party with all the universal symbols of firefighting. Invitations with fire trucks, matching party napkins and plates and cups with hydrants, dalmatian dogs, ladders and flames are just the beginning of the fun. Add to that fire engine centerpieces for the table, games to play and the awesome favor gift boxes filled with goodies and you have a fun filled, action packed birthday of a lifetime.

Sometimes lucky kids get to have their birthday party at their family firehouse and that's always a lot of fun. Fire engine rides, a tour of the department and prevention related games not mention cool pictures with the firemen.

Fire Engine Fun Lunch Napkins 16ct
Fire Engine Fun Lunch Napkins 16ct

Firefighter birthday party napkins complete with fire trucks, ladders, helmets and a fire hydrant to hang your party balloons on.

 

A Child's Point Of View

Children are so impressionable, yet so very smart. They can instinctively tell when something important is going on in their world. They are so unaware of some of the simple things in life, yet so amazingly in tune to those close to them.

Kids know when Mom and Dad are worried. They know when there is something they feel, but cannot put words to it. It becomes so important for firefighter families to reassure children of all ages that even though there is an emergency Mom or Dad is taking care of, they will be all right.

There are times when it is hard enough for adults close to firefighters to try to not worry, making sure firefighter kids are OK and comfortable with emergency situations is sometimes very challenging, but important to help them deal with the feelings they have and aren't even really sure how to express.

Fire Engine Fun Treat Bags, 8ct
Fire Engine Fun Treat Bags, 8ct

You have to give out a great matching loot bag for birthday party goodies and favors for kids of all ages.

 

Firefighter Kids Sacrifice Too

Firefighter Kids
Firefighter Kids
Fire Engine Truck Fun Birthday Party Supplies for 16 Guests
Fire Engine Truck Fun Birthday Party Supplies for 16 Guests

Fire Engine Party Pack Kit includes the dessert plates, cups, napkins and the matching table cover.

 

So why are firefighter's kids so special? Well all kids are special of course but these children get to wash the fire trucks, hang out at the firehouse, they know Sparky and the Fire Chief real well and have a special bond with the fire trucks like no other little guys get to have. They get to do all these things and they also have to sacrifice a lot too because their relatives are serving on fire depts.

There are many birthday parties that don't have Dad there when it's time to blow out the candles. Lots of homework assignments are interrupted because the pager goes off and there is a fire, motor vehicle accident or emergency somewhere. Family dinners are famous for one or two seats being empty or dinner going cold because their parent, grandfather, uncle or older brother are responding to someone who needs them.

These kids are part of a firefighter's world even when they are left behind.

6 Fire Engine Fun Party Treat Boxes
6 Fire Engine Fun Party Treat Boxes

Fire Engine Party Favor Fun Boxes to stuff full of fun little favors and sweet treats for all the future firefighter kids at the party.

 

Firefighter Cheers

Firefighter Cheers
Firefighter Cheers

No one cheers on a firefighter like a future firefighting cheerleader. Backed by family and friends, pride of the station and dedication ready for the next job. No fire truck is shinier than the eyes of a proud child. No fire hose more magical than the one kids are allowed to use to help wash the trucks.

No magic is more enchanting than a piggyback ride on the shoulders of someone you love five feet taller high up in the sky than you are proudly showing off their love.

Cheers to firefighters for all of their hard work and sacrifice. Cheers to their children for their support, love, worry and sharing a world of dedication.

Fire Trucks On The Roll

Fire Trucks On The Roll
Fire Trucks On The Roll

Fire trucks are rolling safely as driver training in the firefighter family starts early. Whether your favorite engine is red, yellow or white there is no one who doesn't love a ride in the fire truck.

Firefighter kids not only get to take a ride in the fire truck, don't worry they are seat belted just like firefighters today should be, but they also get to sit on the bumper, make believe they are driving the fire truck and most importantly, get to wave to the fire engines as they pass by proudly telling everyone who will listen that there goes there firefighter Dad or Grandpa, Uncle or Mom with a big smile on their face and a lifetime of happy memories to share.

Baby's First Visit

Fire Chief Grandpa
Fire Chief Grandpa

Baby's first visit to the station might be remembered more by the grown ups in their life. Grandpa Chief gets to show off his pride and joy, their new beautiful granddaughter or grandson. Dad and Mom get to enjoy their first showing at the station and maybe a little wish for a future firefighter some day to follow in their foot steps.

Future Firefighters Start Young

Kids are never too young to get started in the fire dept and show off their family pride from the day they are born!

Favorite Links For Firefighter Kids

Great resources online for children to get interactive with fire prevention, learning about emergencies and fun coloring, crafts and activities for kids.

We're glad you stopped by to learn more about firefighters and especially about the kids who are a vital part of the firehouse. Hope you'll leave us a note or tell us about your experiences growing up.

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      Bonfire Designs 4 years ago

      @PaigSr: Your Dad and Grandpa were both volunteer firefighters! I love this story about counting the fire signals some things have changed so much and yet some firefighter things are much the same! Firefighters believe strongly that all firefighters are our Brothers and their children family, so that makes you and I family now! Thank you so much for sharing.

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      My dad and grandpa were both volunteer firefighters. There were several times we would hear the fire signals go off and count to figure out where in town they were needed. As you can tell this was before the scanners came out.

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      Bonfire Designs 5 years ago

      @miaponzo: Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and support of my lenses!

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      Thank you for being there for the people who need you!

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      Bonfire Designs 5 years ago

      @delia-delia: Thank you so much d-artist, for visiting my lenses and your wonderful thoughtful comments. Your Squid Angel Blessings are the icing on my Squidoo baked lenses!

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      Delia 5 years ago

      What a nice lens! Love hearing that firefighters kids are involved with spending time at the Firehouse...what a great bond that makes.

      Nice lens!

      ~d-artist Squid Angel Blessing~

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      Bonfire Designs 5 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: Thank you so much and thank you for coming by to visit our fire dept kids, they're great!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Really fun lens.

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      Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      Hey now, I really liked this Lens, I added you to my "Fire in the Bronx / Tenants Rights" Lens as well as shared it to my Social Media accounts.

      * I LOVE OUR FIREMEN & LADIES!!! <3 <3 <3

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      Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

      Kids are indeed attracted to fire trucks. My uncle was a firefighter. I've lived in towns with volunteer fire departments for most of my life. They just showed up for a car accident in front of my house last week, less than 5 minutes after the 911 call.

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      Bonfire Designs 5 years ago

      @Michey LM: Thank you Michey that means so much coming from a giant squidmaster who understands dedication so well.

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      I like the logo, this lens is great, and it is also a tribute to your work, team, and your love for your this difficult but useful profession.

      All the best

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      Bonfire Designs 6 years ago

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