How do you tour a fire truck?

How do you tour a fire truck?

To submit a request, please call (818) 238-FIRE (3473) or complete the online form below. BFD requires three weeks’ notice for station tours and fire engine demonstrations. Dates are subject to availability. BFD does not accept requests for birthday parties, grand openings or fundraisers.

What is inside a fire engine?

Inside the engine are radio systems, flashlights, thermal imaging cameras, and four air tanks with 40 minutes of air each. The air tanks are placed on the seats in order to be strapped on quickly by firefighters while seated. The skid load is smaller and can be dragged inside with a firefighter.

What’s the difference between a fire truck and a fire engine?

Fire engines are equipped with hoses and water so that personnel can aggressively fight the fire. Fire Trucks are like the firefighter’s tool box — carrying ladders, rescue equipment and other tools to enable personnel to support firefighting activities.

Do firefighters get laid?

So far, 935 firefighters, EMTs and paramedics have been laid off or furloughed, according to the IAFC. The best way to do this, according to the organization is through Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) and Assistance for Firefighters Grants (AFG).

What do firefighters do when there isn’t a fire?

When they are not on an active call, firefighters prepare written reports on emergency incidents, clean and maintain their equipment, conduct drills, and do fitness training. Many firefighters also provide public education on fire safety at schools and community events.

How fast can a fire engine go UK?

The dangers of an untrained driver at the wheel of a 12 tonne fire truck, with a top speed of 75mph, on the city’s streets speak for themselves. But the equipment on board and techniques needed to use it can pose their own hazards.

How much would a new fire engine cost?

Over a million dollars for a light duty fire rescue vehicles does sound excessive, but fire trucks in general already cost a lot. New similar vehicles to the combination of rescue and pumper of the Rosenbauer electric truck are $500,000 and up, with even years-old used versions going for $200,000.

How to go to your local fire station?

A trip to your local fire station is easy to arrange and can enhance your school’s fire safety week curriculum. Schedule your visit. Call the fire station in advance and agree on a time for your Scout troop, class or church group to visit. You also can email the station to make the arrangements. Prepare for the visit.

When is the best time to tour a fire station?

Tour Your Local Fire Station! Tours of your local fire station are available upon request. A tour lasts approximately 30 to 40 minutes and includes: Questions and answers time for participants. Tour may be scheduled from Monday through Saturday between the hours of 9 am to 11am and 1 pm to 5 pm.;

How can I visit a SCDF Fire Station?

In lieu of a physical visit, members of public can visit the SCDF’s Fire Stations virtually through the Virtual Fire Station Open House. You can learn about the daily activities undertaken by the personnel in the Fire Station and the various types of emergency appliances like the fire engine and ambulances that are based in each station.

Where to go on a fire boat tour?

See a map of fire stations. Fire boat tours are offered on a case by case basis. Request either tour by calling (202) 673-3331.