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Fire Station Tours

Tour Your Local Fire Station!

Tours of your local fire station are available upon request.  Station tours last approximately 20 minutes and include viewing the fire engine and fire fighting equipment, as well as talking to the firefighters about their job.

Tour Criteria

  • Fire Station tours may be scheduled for between the hours of
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Monday through Sunday. Evening tours are scheduled on an individual basis.
  • Please allow a minimum of two weeks in advance to schedule a tour.
  • Minimum age for tour participants is 5 years. Preschools and day-cares are invited to participate in the Seattle Fire Department’s Smart Kids! Safe Kids! Preschool Program.
  • Group size must be 25 or fewer total participants (including children and chaperones). There must be 1 adult chaperone for every 5 children.
  • 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. Please keep this in mind when visiting.
  • Firefighters have serious work to do. Birthday party groups meeting the age requirement are welcome to tour a fire station but may not hold party festivities at the station. No cake and ice cream please.

Fireboat Tours

Fireboat LeschiTours of the Fireboat "Leschi" are offered at Fire Station 5 on the Seattle Waterfront (the fireboat does not leave the dock).  These tours have the following additional criteria:

  • Fireboat/Station 5 tours may be scheduled between the hours of 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Monday, Wednesday, the first Saturday of each month and the third Sunday of each month.
  • Group size is limited to 15 people, including chaperones if applicable.
  • For safety reasons, the minimum age for tour participants is nine years.
  • Tour scheduling is dependent upon station availability.
  • Please allow a minimum of two weeks in advance to schedule a tour.

 To schedule a tour, 
call the Seattle Fire Department at 206-386-1400. 


Last Modified:   April 29, 2014

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