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BFES also hosts an open house at headquarters during Fire Prevention Week each October. It's a great community event offering the public a chance to participate in activities, watch a movie, check out fire safety displays, play in a bouncy castle, get a picture with Sparky, enjoy a hot dog with firefighters, and get fire prevention questions answered.
Check the City's community events calendar for more details closer to October.
Station tours can be booked at any one of our five stations, and trucks can visit your location. This page contains information on how to book either.
Station tours involve a tour through the fire hall, including a view of trucks, equipment, and gear. Station 1 (headquarters) is the largest and includes a heritage museum; these tours run 45–60 minutes, depending on the number of visitors and questions. Stations 2, 3, 4, and 5 are smaller stations located in outlying areas, but tours (approx. 30 minutes) are still interesting!
Take a virtual tour of Headquarters - Station 1.
Truck visits include showing the truck equipment, conducting a truck tour, and Q&A. A truck can visit community events, charitable events, and school and community groups. We can’t accommodate every request, but we try our best! Trucks are approved to leave their station for a one-hour period. Firefighters are on duty, so they may need to leave the location at any time.
To book a station tour or truck visit, please provide the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Due to the increased demand for our services, priority for requests of truck visits and stations tours will be given to schools that are participating in our educational Travelling Sparky Program. When we schedule a request, the firefighters may have to respond to an emergency, therefore we do not guarantee availability.
Unfortunately, we do not have the proper facilities to have birthday parties at any BFES Fire Stations.
Please contact Fire Prevention at 705-728-3199
While there is not limit on the age of the children visiting/touring a station, we do ask that there be at least one adult for every 5 children between the ages of 5 – 12 and one adult for every 2 children between the ages of 2.5 to 4 years of age.
We request that groups are no larger than 20 persons.
We recommend visitors be no younger than 4 years of age. The noise and truck sirens may scare children younger than age 4.
We request one adult attend per four children.
Our preferred tour days are on Thursdays (10 am., 2 pm, 7 pm). We realize some groups are unable to attend on a Thursday, so please call ahead to book your tour so we can co-ordinate with our fire crews.
If you are a community group, we can visit you the week before, and discuss fire safety and offer some education and homework. The following week, you are invited to visit the fire hall, tour the building, and if your homework is complete, you will receive a certificate.
Some of the things you will experience at the fire station are:
Trucks visits can be booked by schools, daycare programs, some charity and community events.
A truck visit to your event is one hour. Please keep in mind, trucks are still in service, and may be called away at any time. As well, they may be delayed on arrival. We will do our very best to attend your event , but emergencies are our number one priority.
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