Fire Station Tours

Pullman Fire Department invites you to tour either one of our two fire stations. Guided tours of the fire stations are provided free of charge to residents as part of the Department’s Public Education Program. Station tour visits introduce the station, apparatus, and the role of the firefighter/paramedic to the community, in addition to providing lessons on fire and life safety skills. We welcome families, individuals, schools, scout troops, and any other groups Monday – Friday. All tours are personalized for each student group dependent on age and grade in school. 

Fire Station Tour Information and Guidelines

Tours and off-site visits are customized to each group’s educational needs, but in general, here is what you can expect during your fire station or off-site visit:    

  • Get an up-close look at the fire engines and ambulances.
  • Hands-on interaction with the equipment stored on the response units.
  • Learn how various fire and EMS equipment is operated and what it is used for.
  • Watch firefighters put on their gear and demonstrate how it will protect them inside a burning building.
  • Listen to a short presentation concerning basic fire safety skills.
  • See areas of the living quarters.
  • Have an opportunity to ask questions regarding department response, training, and other activities.  
When scheduling a station tour please keep the following tips and guidelines in mind: These guidelines have been implemented to ensure the safety of the visiting groups and to assist the fire department with time management in fulfilling their scheduled training commitments and community service duties.

  • Station tours are available on a prearranged and approved basis and can be scheduled Monday – Friday between the hours of 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Alternative days and times can be arranged with the approval of the Assistant Fire Chief - Operations.
  • Requests must be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance due to the limited availability, we will do our best to accommodate your request.   
  • Station tours are planned based on the age and skill level of the group. A tour may last anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes depending on the age and size of the group.
  • If you need to cancel your scheduled tour date for any reason, please notify the Fire Department Administrative office (509) 332-8172 at your earliest convenience.  
  • Please understand your tour may be interrupted. The Firefighters and Paramedics will be on duty during station or off-site visits and may be dispatched to respond to an emergency call, either before you arrive or during your visit to the station. If an emergency call is dispatched, it will be necessary for the tour to end and for your group to exit the station. (You will have an opportunity to reschedule your visit)  
  • Visitors must follow the direction of the firefighters concerning all safety rules.
  • Station tours will be conducted during times when critical functions and training are not in session. We will make every attempt to accommodate your time and date request.
  • Only one visit per day, per fire station can be scheduled. If you have more than one group, you will need to submit a separate request for each group and their visits will need to be scheduled on different days. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Assistant Fire Chief - Operations.
  • For safety reasons, all tours are limited to a maximum of 20 persons including children and adults, unless otherwise approved. A group of 20 will be split into 2 groups of 10.
  • Small groups of (4 or fewer) are welcome to stop by their neighborhood fire station during the set hours above and ask if the firefighters have time to give a station tour without a prior appointment.
  • Children under the age of 4 may become frightened by the loud noises and unfamiliar surroundings and may not understand the tour information. Adequate chaperones are required during the tour to ensure your children’s safety. (We suggest one chaperone for every 5 children in your group)
  • The Pullman Fire Department does not host birthday parties. Groups are welcome to view the station as part of the birthday event, but we ask that you do not hold party festivities such as serving cake, ice cream, or gift-giving at the station.
  • Carpooling groups to the fire station are encouraged due to the very limited number of parking spaces.
  • All tours will be conducted at the main Fire Station #1 (620 S Grand Ave.) unless otherwise specified at the Fire Station 2 location.
  • Our stations are compact and open space is limited. Strollers and wagons are discouraged in the station.
  • Special accommodations for assistive devices will be made whenever possible for seniors, physically challenged, and visually impaired adults and children.
  • While on the tour, please help us to keep you safe by following directions, paying attention to the overhead tones, and being aware of the heavy equipment and apparatus around you.
  • The on-duty Officer will brief you on a safe place to gather your group if an emergency call is received during your presentation, this location will be away from the exit route of the engine and its support equipment.
Click on the picture below to access a PDF station tour form to submit via email, or click here to submit a form online. 

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