BIRTHDAYS - discontinued until further notice . . .
To all the children, parents and friends who celebrated birthdays with us over the
past twenty-three years, we hope your experience with us was educational and fun
and we hope you will always have fond memories of your "special" day.
We are now looking into other means of fundraising so we can focus on the maintenance
of the fifteen antique and classic fire engines in our collection, as well as the other events
on our schedule, and our Museum in Pioneer Square. Consequently, we are discontinuing
our "birthday" program until further notice.
Effective: April 1, 2011
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For parents who are planning a "firefighter" theme for their youngster's birthday party, and are looking
for the one thing that's missing from their list to make the party complete, we may have the answer.
Not only can we provide a real fire engine to come to the party, but we can actually give the kids a ride.
The rig we use can accommodate fourteen kids in seatbelts. We usually bring a second rig so as many as
five grown-ups can ride, as well.
We typically take the kids on a pre-determined ride around their neighborhood, although other destinations
can be arranged. During the ride, the birthday boy or girl can wear real firefighter "turn-out gear" including
coat, pants, boots and helmet.
After the ride, we can talk to the kids for a few minutes about fire safety. We gear the presentation to the age level of the
kids, and we also have fire safety packets with coloring books and fire-safety games that we give to the kids to take home.
The "Birthday" rig will accommodate FOURTEEN KIDS
We will also bring one of these rigs so FIVE ADULTS can ride
What could make a more memorable birthday for your youngster than a ride on a vintage fire engine?
Imagine the excitement when a classic fire engine pulls up in front of your home to give the "birthday
boy or girl" and their birthday party friends a ride around the neighborhood. There's a safe place for
ALL the kids to ride and even a few parents too. We will pre-arrange our arrival time as well as the
"route" of travel for this "ride of a lifetime". The fire engine will be staffed by experienced drivers and
safety personnel from the Last Resort Fire Department, many of whom are professional firefighters and
state certified EMT's.
In addition to your special "ride", our personnel can give a brief fire safety presentation
geared to the age level of the children at your party. We will discuss things such as
emergency phone numbers, smoke detectors, fire hazards in the home, what to do if
the smoke detector goes off, and the proper procedure to follow if your clothes catch
fire. We even have a packet of fire safety handouts for each of the kids - fire engines
and fire equipment to color, and drawings of a "hazard house". You and your child can
work together finding all those hard-to-find fire hazards. Who knows, mom and dad might
even recall some fire safety tips they'd forgotten. So, besides being a whole lot of fun, this
birthday can be a learning experience too. And we mustn't forget the highlight of the trip -
if they want to, the birthday boy or girl even gets to wear real "bunking" gear - coat, pants,
boots and a fire helmet - just their size. Besides learning valuable life-saving information,
they really get to be a "Firefighter for a Day".
We always have the birthday boy or girl visit our facility beforehand to see the collection, and also to
see the rig that will be coming to their party, so they won't be overwhelmed when a real fire engine
pulls up in front of their home. This also gives the "birthday mom or dad" an opportunity to see the rig
so they can answer any questions the other parents may have about riding accommodations. In addition,
the visit gives us a chance to pre-plan our route, arrival time, etc., and provide waivers for the other
parents to sign in advance. Although most of our parties involve a ride around the neighborhood, we
can meet or go to a park, playground, community center, fast-food or pizza restaurant, or even visit a
fire station in your neighborhood for a short tour. Arrangements for these, of course, have to be made
in advance, and we can help you with that.
As shown in the photo below, we can cover the rig on rainy or very hot days.
Our week-ends fill up fast, so if you have a date in mind, it's best to reserve it early.
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