You can request an educational firefighter visit for your school group, a tour of your local station or participation in a community event. Visits or tours must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance and not more than 3 months in advance.
Station tours last approximately 20-45 minutes and include viewing the fire engine and equipment, as well as talking to firefighters about their job and learning important fire safety tips. Maximum number of participants is 25 (including 5 chaperones). One chaperone for every five children is required.
Fire stations remain “in-service” during tours. Fire companies may need to respond to emergencies at any time. If they do, it will be necessary for the tour to end and your group to exit the station.
Schools and community group requests for a firefighter visit at your location. Minimum group size is 15. A parking area must be provided where the fire engine/truck can get in and out quickly in the event of an emergency. An adequate number of chaperones must be present to quickly clear individuals from the fire engine/truck if there is an emergency.
Department participation can be requested for events that are open to the public, including health fairs, festivals and other community outreach opportunities.
If you have questions regarding station tours and firefighter visits, contact us or call (509)786-3873.