Station Tours, Firefighter Visits & Community Events

Closed until further notice

In response to Governor Jay Inslee's Stay at Home Order, the Seattle Fire Department remains operational but station tours, firefighter visits and community events have been cancelled. Fire Stations are closed to the public for blood pressure checks and visits. Members of the public who need a blood pressure check are encouraged to visit a nearby pharmacy where the equipment is available or their doctor's office.

Emergency services are NOT impacted. First responders are here to provide you the help you need when you need it. For life-threatening emergencies, please dial 911.

Friday Night Lights

Special Announcement: FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

Join us on Friday evenings for FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS on Fridays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.! We have teamed up with Seattle Police and will drive our engines and ladder trucks through highly residential areas and streets with assisted living and long-term care facilities. Bring your family members and kids to the window or doorstep of your house and make some noise as we drive by! Fire and police rigs will flash their lights to let you know that we are here to serve and are #SeattleTogether during this challenging time of battling COVID-19. We want to thank our residents for staying home and saving lives.

Check out the map to see when you are in the yellow highlighted zone:

  • April 17 Map
  • April 24 Map
  • May 1 Map - Special dedication to all essential workers
  • May 8 Map

Disclaimer: We will not be able to drive through every Seattle street, but will do our best to make it to as many areas as possible in the highlighted zone. Crews will remain in service to respond to emergencies, so may get pulled away. Please adhere to social distancing guidelines and do not approach the rigs as they drive by.

Below is information on station tours, firefighter visits and community events for when we are able to resume:

Station Visit

Station tours last approximately 20-30 minutes and include viewing the fire engine and equipment, talking to firefighters about their job and learning important fire safety tips. Maximum number of participants is 25 (including five chaperones). One chaperone for every five children is required.

Fire stations remain "in-service" during tours and 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. 

Firefighter Visit

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.

Request a Visit or Tour

Click on the appropriate link to submit a request.

Community Event

Department participation can be requested for events that are open to the public, including health fairs, festivals and other community outreach opportunities.

If you are unable to use the forms or have questions not answered here, call (206) 386-1400(206) 386-1400" />. For questions regarding Children's Programs, email or call (206) 386-1338(206) 386-1338" />.