Fire Apparatus Visit/Demo
Unfortunately due to the recent situation related to COVID-19, the Division of Fire is not currently scheduling demonstrations at our fire stations or assigning any units to attend public events. We believe this is in the best interest of our community and firefighters to limit exposure. Henrico Division of Fire is on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and it would not be responsible to continue with these events at this time.
Thank you for your understanding and the Division of Fire hopes to start doing demonstrations again when it deemed safe to do so. If you have any questions, please contact us at FireCommunityServices@henrico.us. This will ensure that someone from our Community Services team responds to your message.
See a Fire Engine, meet firefighters, ask questions, and exchange safety information. As a community organization, the Henrico County Division of Fire would love to accept an invitation from you to bring one of our fire engines to your community event. However, because we are an emergency response organization and cannot predict when emergencies will occur, it is impossible for us to guarantee appearances. Depending on emergency call load, please understand that:
- We may arrive at your event late, have to leave early, or may not arrive at all.
- We generally need to limit the amount of time we attend community events – usually between 60 and 90 minutes.
- We will need to be in a position that will allow us to leave your event without delay.
- The Henrico Fire Department no longer attends birthday parties and we cannot allow birthday parties at our fire stations. However, we do permit station tours for children [4 or more years old] celebrating birthdays. Serving cake and ice cream at our stations is not permitted. Please see “Fire Station Visits/Tours” for more information. We can accommodate approximately 25 people for our station tours. We ask that the ratio of children to adult supervisors be approximately 4 or 5 – 1.