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Public Education

Request a Ride Along, Presentation, or Station Tour
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Request a Station Tour     

Want to see what our firefighters do every day?  Tour your local fire station and find out. See where fire crews live, train, and serve our community 24/7/365 through prompt, skillful, and caring service.

These tours are a fantastic behind-the-scenes learning experience for community groups, school field trips, or those interested in the fire service as a career.

  • Tours last about 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Tour participants must be a minimum of  4 years old.
  • Tours are available every weekday (except Tuesday) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekend or after-hours tours are available on a case-by-case basis.
  • Three weeks notice is required to schedule a station tour.
  • Fire crews may end a tour prematurely, start a tour late, or cancel one entirely in order to respond to an emergency. We will do our best to reschedule if this happens.
  • Groups with children must provide an adequate number of chaperones (At least one chaperone per four children).

Request a Ride-Along

Ride-alongs are a great way for members of the public or prospective firefighters to learn more about the fire service. On your ride-along, you will shadow a fire crew for part of their day and experience everything they do (except safer of course.) If you're riding during mealtime, you can even buy into the food fund ($5-$10 usually) and enjoy some fire station cooking.

Keeping the community safe means we have to limit how many riders we can have. River Delta Fire District reserves the right to reschedule, not fill, or cancel your ride-along at any time due to emergency response needs. Ride-alongs are permitted during the week from 10 a.m. p.m. to 8 p.m.  During the weekends, rides may be scheduled after lunch. Participants are not allowed to remain at the station after 9 p.m. Please allow a minimum of five business days for us to process your request. 

Riders Must be:

  • Be at least 16 years of age. Minors must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
  • Follow a dress code of dark (navy/black) pants (slacks), polo shirt and sturdy shoes, (lace-up boots recommended).  No shorts, jeans, cut-offs, or any clothing that is revealing.
  • Be in good health. You will be asked to disclose any medical concerns that may affect your ability to ride. No one with a severe cold or illness will be permitted to participate, for the protection of our crews and community members.
  • Follow all orders given by the station officer while riding. Failure to do so will result in expulsion from the station.

To schedule your ride-along, please complete the request form at the bottom of this web page. Note: Fire academy and EMS recruits are required to do ride-alongs as part of their training. These riders will take priority over community member riders in our scheduling process. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding.

Community Outreach

The River Delta Fire District aims to educate residents to prevent fires and injuries before they occur.  Public education staff schedules on-duty appearances by River Delta Fire District. Public education staff presents fire and life safety lessons to community groups of all ages, hosts informational booths at community events and works with other local agencies to promote the safety of our residents. 

Presentation Topics

Some of the topics covered by speakers include:

  • Appropriate Use of 9-1-1
  • Drowning Prevention
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Home Fire Safety and Exit Drills