Maximum number of participants is 30 (not including chaperones) per group.
chaperone for every 5 - 7 children (preferred). Firehouses are active
places for firefighter work. This must be kept in mind when touring the
station. Appropriate ratios of children to chaperones are required.
Firefighters Visit Your Facility
A parking area must be provided where the fire engine/truck can get in and out quickly in the event of an emergency.
An adequate number of chaperones must be present to quickly clear children from the fire engine/truck if there is an emergency.
Firefighter visits must be scheduled at least
Firefighter visits last 20 - 40 minutes.
A maximum of two visits per day, per firehouse, can be scheduled. If you have more than one group, you will need to submit a separate registration form for each group and their visits will be scheduled accordingly.
Visits may not be scheduled earlier than 9 a.m.
The firefighter visit may be cancelled at the last minute with no notification due to emergency response or firefighter training requirements.
The Fitchburg Fire Department does do fire safety assemblies. Special arrangements do need to be made.
For large groups of children we prefer to break them into age appropriate groups (i.e., K-2, 3-5, etc.) and schedule separate visits for those groups
If you require more information or would like to schedule a visit, please call the Firefighter Dorn at 608-278-2980 or fill out the Firehouse Tour / Firefighter Visit Request Form.