Just last week, we toured Houston's biggest station: Fire Station 8 in Downtown. And it was amazing.
While we were there, lunch was being made, official visitors kept stopping by and fire engines kept coming and going.
1. Organize your group.
3. Get an email confirmation.
4. Attend the tour on that day and hope the fire fighters don't have to leave. Be sure to remind the group that the tour may not go just as planned.
From HFD: "The station is to remain in service unless otherwise noted. If for any reason the assigned station is unable to participate due to an emergency response call, you may not receive advance notice of their absence. If the station receives an emergency response call during the scheduled activity, they are required to proceed to the emergency, but will make every effort to return upon completion."
Even without a formal tour, you can still go meet your favorite fire fighters. We frequently stop by our local station to deliver cookies and sweets. If the firefighters are not busy, they will often let us sit in the truck and look around the station.
If you want to be notified of upcoming meet ups, including fire station tours, go HERE.