Trips to a fire station can be an exciting and educational experience for children of all ages. Douglas County Fire Department routinely schedules "station tours" for civic organizations and school field trips.
During station tours, educational components are geared towards general fire safety, fire drill preparedness and "a day in the life of a firefighter" for younger age groups. Lesson plans have been developed that are age appropriate and are timed specifically to the attention span of the audience. (Lessons can however, be individualized to meet the needs of a specific organization.) Our fire station tours and education are instructed by the Fire Prevention Bureau and/or the station company officer.
Typical station tour allotted times are as follows:
Ages 4 to 6: Approximately 15 minutes
Ages 7 to 12: Approximately 20 to 30 minutes
Ages 13 and up: Approximately 30 minutes
Younger age groups are also provided with education resources such as coloring books, sticker badges, and even "fire helmets" to help reinforce the lessons they learn while taking a station tour.
Station tours are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis and are available:
Tuesday through Thursday 9 am to 7 pm
Friday 9 am to 4 pm
Schedule Your Tour
All classes and demonstrations are scheduled through the Fire Prevention Bureau. The below form can be used or you can call their office at 770-920-7484. This number is a voicemail box that is specifically for scheduling fire safety education events. When leaving a message on this voicemail box, please include the following information:
The age group and number of children attending
The date and time you would like to request.
A point of contact and telephone number
Your name and organization you are representing
The Fire Prevention Bureau requires a minimum of a 10-day notice to schedule any fire education event. Please allow a one business day turn around for all call backs.