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To contact the San Mateo County Fire Department PIO Office email smcfdpio@fire.ca.gov or call (650) 308-9081.

Public Safety Presentations and Tours

The San Mateo County Fire Department offers fire safety presentations and tours both at your school or a field trip to a fire station. These presentations and tours are tailored for all K-8 students.

To book your presentation or tour, contact the San Mateo County Fire Department PIO Office email smcfdpio@fire.ca.gov or call (650) 308-9081.

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Fire Station Tours and Visits

 

The San Mateo County Fire Department fire stations are open daily from 9am to 11am and from 2pm to 5pm for prearranged tours. Visitors are welcome to come and meet firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians and see the equipment used to keep their community safe.

Tours are limited to groups of 25 or fewer (adults and children). We request one adult for every five children visiting our facilities. Firefighters do not attend, or host birthday parties.

Firefighters are also available to visit schools and provide a fire safety presentation. 

To arrange a tour or school visit, please contact: smcfdadmin@fire.ca.gov. Please contact us at least three weeks ahead of time. 

Please be aware that the fire stations are on 24-hour call. Even with prearranged tours, the possibility exists that the crew could be called out due to an emergency and station will be closed when you arrive. In these instances, please wait whatever you feel is a reasonable amount of time. If the crew is still not back, please reschedule your visit. 

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