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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 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. - Monday through Sunday. Evening tours are scheduled on an individual basis.
  • Please allow a minimum of two weeks in advance to schedule a tour, four weeks for school groups participating in the Public Education School Programs.
  • 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 and schedule a tour via the Preschool Program Registration area of the website.
  • 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 LeschiDuring the construction of the new waterfront seawall, the Fireboat has been relocated and is unavailable for tours. The construction project is expected to take several years. For the latest information on the seawall and waterfront project, visit Waterfront Seattle.


School groups participating in a Public Education School Program may request a station visit via the School Age Program Registration or Preschool Program Registration area of the website. For all other tour requests, please call the Seattle Fire Department at 206-386-1400. 


Last Modified:   October 06, 2014

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