You can request an educational firefighter visit for your group, a tour of your local station or participation in a community event. We ask that you please try to schedule visits or tours at least 4 weeks in advance.
Station tours last approximately 20 to 45 minutes and include viewing the fire trucks, areas of the station and equipment, as well as talking to firefighters about their job and learning important fire safety tips. An adequate number of chaperones must be present to quickly clear individuals from the fire trucks and moved to a safe area if there is an emergency.
Fire stations remain "in-service" during tours. Firefighters 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 groups may request for a firefighter visit at your location. 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.
Firefighters may need to respond to emergencies at any time. If they do, it will be necessary for the visit to end and the Firefighters will need to leave for the emergency.
Department participation can be requested for events that are open to the public, including but not limited to; health fairs, festivals and other community outreach opportunities.
Please call the station and request to speak to Chief Reinert or Lieutenant Rodenhuis to schedule a tour or community event for your group! See you soon!