I'm definitely going back because there was only so much I could absorb at one time.
Here's some fun photos of the trip.
|As we drove up to the facility for the first time.|
|Inside the lobby|
|The back of the fire engine|
|They even had their own plane to train on|
|Watching a rescue litter demonstration|
|Watching traffic stop demonstrations|
|One of the many buildings in the 'town' for simulated training|
|All dressed and ready for a fire.|
|A rescue dummy. I couldn't even move it. It weighed 170lbs.|
|The back of the fire truck|
|The fire truck with the ladder|
|Fellow Love Inspired Author Tina Radcliffe and I waiting our turn to ride in one of the fire vehicles|
|The back of the seat inside the fire truck|
The view from the passenger seat of the fire truck
|The driver's side with lots of equipment|
|That little button on the floor by my foot turns on the siren on the passenger side|
|This is a fire engine--means it doesn't have a ladder|
|Turnout gear storage|
|Such a fun group of women. Debby Giusti, Christy Reese, Tina Radcliffe, Rhonda Starnes, Margaret Daley and me.|
|The back of an ambulance with a dummy on the gurney|
|K-9 officers ride|
|K-9 officer and his handler at work sniffing out drugs in a car|
As you can see it was a full schedule with so much to learn.
There were two featured guest author speakers: Allison Brennan and Karin Slaughter. Both were amazing and funny and informative.
Another fun thing that happened at WPA is I got to meet one of my favorite romantic suspense writer's Mary Burton
|Master of ceremonies and the brain behind the WPA Lee Lofland|
|Mary Burton and me. A very windy day but so fun|
If you'd like more information about the Writer's Police Academy you can find their website here or visit their Facebook page
I highly recommend it!