FIRE STATION TOURS
West Side Elementary School visit to EFD Station #2 (09/10/2015)
The Elizabethton Fire Department welcomes and encourages visits to any one of our 3 Fire Stations. If you are just wanting to bring your family by to see the trucks and talk to the firemen, you are welcome to visit anytime. Please just understand that sometimes we may be away from the station for training, annual testing of our fire equipment, pre-planning local business's, installing smoke alarms, maintaining fire hydrants or running an emergency call. If you would like to, you may call the station before hand to ensure that we are available. For station addresses and phone numbers, please click here.
If you would like to bring a School, Church, Daycare or Civic group to one of our Fire Stations for a tour, we welcome and encourage this as well, but we ask that you please call ahead to schedule your visit. To schedule your visit, please call (423)542-5421. There is some information that you will need to provide in order for us to properly accommodate your visit. This information includes, but may not be limited to: name of organization wishing to visit, which fire station you would like to visit, a date and time when you would like to visit, an alternate date and/or time in case we already have a tour scheduled for that day (especially in October when we conduct a large number of tours for Fire Prevention Month), how many children will be in your group, the approximate ages of the children in your group, how much time you have allotted for your visit and a contact name and number in case we have to reschedule your visit for any reason. This information will help us to plan for your visit and to organize an experience specifically suited to your needs.
Some of the things that you can expect us to talk to your group about during a visit to the Fire Station may include, but are not be limited to: Stop, Drop and Roll, smoke alarm familiarization, staying low and feeling doors in case of fire, getting out of the home and having a family meeting place in case of fire, and knowing when and how to call 911. We will demonstrate a fireman putting on his full firefighting gear, including airpack, and allow children to sit in a fire truck. We will also give a tour of our living quarters and if time and weather permits, we may even allow children to spray water from a fire hose. Please understand though that we may have to leave at anytime during your visit in case of an emergency. If this happens, we will do everything within our power to reschedule your visit.