A visit to the local fire hall is on every child's wish list! Children, large and small, will love a tour of the Owen Sound Fire Hall.
The Fire Hall is open to Owen Sound residents, schools, groups, organizations and anyone else interested in fire and life safety educational tours.
During the tour, visitors are introduced to the trucks, the station, the equipment and department personnel. Fire Department personnel teaches appropriate fire and life safety behavior in a friendly, easy-to-understand way.
Station tours stress the importance of children not playing with matches or lighters, recognizing the sound of a smoke alarm, escape planning and the "stop-drop-and-roll" procedure among other fire-safety topics.
Tours and presentations usually range from 30 minutes to 1 hour in length. Firefighters conducting the tours are skilled, knowledgeable and share their knowledge through informative presentations. Videos, participant interaction, handouts and displays are all part of the tour.
Advanced bookings for tours are required. Call the fire hall to book your tour during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, at 519-376-2512.
No matter how old the child, from one to eighty-one, a hall tour at the Fire Station is a fun and worthwhile experience!
Groups that have visited the station:
- Daycare Centres
- Birthday Parties
- Girl Guides
- Boy Scouts
- Service Groups
- Various Other Groups
Note: Tours and public education sessions are only for Owen Sound Residents, schools or organizations.
Alternatives to Hall Tours
If your group or organization is unable to tour the Fire Hall, let the Fire Hall bring the tour to you!
The Owen Sound Fire & Emergency Services Department is committed to providing fire safety and prevention know-how to the public.
The Department has varied programs for Owen Sound residents. Programs are specially geared for many groups, such as preschool and school-aged children, adults, seniors, churches, Service Clubs and more. No matter what your group or organization, call to arrange a fire safety tour with our fire safety experts.
Our educators are available and eager to make a presentation or set up a display for your group.
There is no cost for these tours, displays or to have our presenters visit your place of work or group meetings and functions.
How to arrange for a Tour
- Time: A presentation time will be set up when you call
- To Book: Call the office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
- By phone: (519) 376-2512
- By E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
If booking a presenter to visit your group, please leave a contact name and number so a date and time can be set up. Please be prepared to supply the following information:
- Date Required
- Contact Name
- Phone Number of Contact
- Organization Name
- Number of Children and Their Ages
- Allotted Time for Tour