Some children of first responders were able to experience what life is like at a Queens Village firehouse on Thursday as part of Take Our Children to Work Day.
“I think firemen are cool. It’s because my dad was one, too, and like, he told me all about them,” said 8-year-old Raymond Tomins.
The event was organized by Tuesday’s Children, a nonprofit formed after September 11th to support children who may have lost a parent in the terrorist attacks.
In addition to the children of first responders, the children of military members were also invited to attend.
“It allows for a sort of togetherness and closeness, all of us sharing that common bond,” said Robert Pycior, a former Tuesday’s Children participant.
Participants were able to try on the firemen’s gear, spray a fire hose and learn how to use tools to lift a car in an emergency.
Children at Queens Firehouse
In partnership with a diverse group of organizations, Tuesday’s Children’s Take Our Children to Work Day program is held in April every year. This program offers a unique opportunity to participate in a valuable workplace experience that allows a young person to envision their future through a practical, hands-on workday in a field of their choosing. Since its inception, over 700 children and 90 corporate partners have come together for a day of opportunity, creativity, and inspiration.
Click here to see photos of our most recent Take Our Children To Work Day program.