Do you know that you can tour local fire stations to learn about the life of a fire fighter, their equipment and watching them slide down the famous sliding poles?
You can also learn about the daily operations of a Fire Station, the different roles of SCDF and the Civil Defence system manned by personnel on round-the-clock standby.
With effect from 30 April 2022, guided tours are available at the Fire Stations listed below for members of the public on Saturday mornings over two time slots – 9am to 9.50am or 10am to 10.50am
- Marina Bay
- Paya Lebar
- Ang Mo Kio
- Bukit Batok
Image credit: Mr Lim Chin Leng and family
Walk-ins are allowed, but groups of 10 pax or more will be required to make a pre-booking. This is important in enabling the stations to make the necessary plans and give our guests the best visitor experience possible.
Visitors to the fire station open house will generally experience the following programme (subject to manpower resources and availability of appliances due to the emergency role of the fire stations):
1. Introduction to the Open House
2. Introduction to Emergency Vehicles and their capabilities
Through the staffs’ detailed explanations, visitors gain more understanding about the purposes of difference Emergency Vehicles and have a look at the equipment or tools found on the vehicles as well as learning about the uses.
You may also get the chance to hop into the vehicles, feel how it’s like to be seating on them and have a close up view of the dashboard such as the various buttons as well as meters.
3. Demo on donning the full protective gear
Awaits excitedly for the fireman’s demonstration on donning their full protective gear within the time required when during an emergency!
4. Demo on using various equipment/appliances
Apart from observing how the firemen set up the equipment such as connecting the hoses and extinguishing the pre-setup fire. You may even have the chance to gain first hand experience in blasting the water out from the hose!
5. Photo taking
For group of more than 10 persons, do make the booking online in advance to avoid overcrowding at the fire stations. [Please note that the booking form is only available on Mondays – Fridays from 9am to 5pm (excluding Public Holidays)].
No admission fee is required for the fire station open house.
*Visitors are to remain masked up throughout the visit. Please note that no pets are allowed to enter the Fire Station.
For more information, visit here.
NOTE: Tuas View Fire Station is not available for both physical or virtual Fire Station visit.
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