Station visits for groups can be scheduled at either of our fire stations (If you happen to be walking by with just a child or two and want to take a closer look, please ask and you'll most likely get your wish). We prefer to conduct group visits from 10 am - 5 pm during the week (except Wednesday's due to training), but will make accommodations for those groups that can not make those times.
Visits generally last about 20 to 30 minutes. The firefighters are in service so visitors must be prepared to control their group quickly and calmly in the event of an emergency run. Groups of up to 20 people can be scheduled at one time. Larger groups should plan on dividing up and coming on separate days.
PLEASE NOTE: General announcements and notifications of emergency runs are transmitted over loudspeakers; and often accompanied by loud bells, and tones. Emergency run announcements will be followed by rapid activity by the members in order to respond quickly; horns and sirens will be used exiting the building. Younger children might be frightened by all this. Please make them aware of what might happen while they are visiting so they are prepared. Also, while showing our fire gear and apparatus, we try to present age-appropriate fire safety information to the kids. For younger children, especially those under 5, the visit will be more of a chance to simply see the firefighters and apparatus up close, and the visit will be shorter than for older kids.
To Schedule a visit: Call Station 1 at 208-785-8605 or email. Please give the following information: number of students/kids visiting; ages; what school or organization; contact person with phone number; the station you would like to visit, the day and time you would like to visit.
The day of your visit: Call 208-785-8605, when connected, double check that your visit is expected and confirm your time and number of visitors.
If you need to cancel: Call 208-785-8605 to tell us of your cancellation.