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Apparatus & Station Visits

Station Visits:

It is recommended that Station Visits requests be submitted at least two weeks in advance, although requests can be made at any time. This allows our firefighters to incorporate the visits into their daily inspection and training schedules.

Fire Station Visits generally last between 15-30 minutes, depending on the size of your group.

At least five people must be in attendance for a Fire Station Visit. If you have a group of fewer than five people, there is no need to schedule a tour in advance. You are welcome to visit a fire station at your convenience within the time frames listed below. If the crew is not busy, they will provide a guided tour.

Visits require one adult for every five children. Fire Station Visits are limited to 25 people. Groups with more than 25 participants must submit separate requests on separate days or schedule a prevention program. Due to the restraints of our facility, for groups of 25 or more, we reccommend scheduled a visit to your location.

Fire Crews will remain in service and may be called to an emergency while your visit is in progress, or they may be on a call when you arrive. Please allow an amount of time that you determine is reasonable to wait for the crew to return. If the crew does not return or must leave during your visit, all efforts will be made to re-schedule.

Please note that visits do not include safety presentations or lessons. Photos or videos from these visits may be used on social media or the department website. If there is an issue with regard to use, please inform the department when scheduling.

To schedule a Fire Station Visit, please call 281-354-6666.

 

Apparatus / Firefighter Visits:

During the visit, the firefighters will show the students the firetruck, explain the different types of tools they use, and demonstrate how they put on their bunker gear. Pictures are allowed in front of the firetruck. Firefighter visits generally last 30-60 minutes, depending on the size of your group.

Groups viewing the firetruck are limited to 25 people per group. If your school has several groups of 25, the time spent per group may be shortened in order to ensure that the firefighters have time to attend to their many daily responsibilities.

Fire Crews will remain in service during their visit and may be called to an emergency while your visit is in progress. If the emergency affects your visit, all efforts will be made to reschedule. It is recommended that Apparatus / Firefighter visits be scheduled at least 4 weeks in advance, although requests can be made at any time.  This allows our firefighters to incorporate the visits into their daily inspection and training schedules.

The fire department will make every effort to accommodate your request but cannot guarantee that the times requested will be available.

To schedule a Apparatus/Firefighter Visit, please call 281-354-6666.

 

COMMUNITY EVENT REQUESTS:

Porter Fire Department enjoys attending community events and teaching the community about fire safety. When attending your event, visitors will be able to meet the firefighters, have a hands-on experience with a fire vehicle, and learn about firefighting tools.

Availability is not guaranteed, and attendance is subject to the weather. If you have an all-day or several-hour event, the fire department may not be able to attend the event for the entire time. Fire Crews will remain in service during the event and may need to respond to an emergency.

It is recommended that Community Events be scheduled at least 4 weeks in advance, although requests can be made at any time.  This allows our firefighters to incorporate the visits into their daily inspection and training schedules.
 

SPACE NEEDED FOR APPARATUS:

  • Fire Engine: 40 feet by 30 feet
  • Ladder Truck: 60 feet by 30 feet

To schedule a Community Event, please call 281-354-6666.

 

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