Fire Station Open Houses And Civil Defence Heritage Gallery At Central Fire Station



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Get up-close with real firemen and ride on fire engines at the Fire Station Open Houses that happens every Saturday morning! 

Venue: Selected Fire Stations, details below.
Date: Every Saturday, 9.00am to 9.50am and 10.00am to 10.50am
Admission: Free, bookings are encouraged

The Fire Station Open House has been an ongoing hit with parents, especially for younger ones who will get a first-hand inside look at the happenings of a fire station! Families can choose to visit participating fire stations physically or choose to go on a virtual tour.

We definitely recommend a physical visit for a full immersive experience!

What Can You Expect At A Visit

Below are details of our visit in 2018 when we brought a group of 20 parents and 15 little ones to the Central Fire Station to meet the firefighters and paramedics, and learn more on how SCDF responds to emergencies!

Read our experience, and scroll down for more details (and booking link) for the Fire Station Open Houses. .

Our Visit To The Central Fire Station

BYKidO Visits Central Fire Station

We visited when our child was 5 years old and when he was very into being a fire fighter, and this trip proved to be a REALLY WOW experience! We highly recommend kids between 3 to 8 years old to visit, younger ones may not fully appreciate the experience while older ones may not be as impressed. 

Once you enter, you will join the tour led by a senior officer where he shares more about the fire-fighting and paramedic equipment. You may also choose to roam around and explore the public areas of the station yourselves. However, we recommend following the tour as there will be plenty of insights and knowledge to be learned. 

Families will also have the opportunity to take photos with firefighters in full firefighting gear, as well as try to put on the suit yourselves. There will be lots of hands on opportunities as you try your hands at unrolling the firehose, wearing the gas masks and more! You will even get to board a Fire Engine for photos too! It was indeed an experience for both parents and children! 

The visit ends with a fire-fighting demonstration where selected visitors (including children) will get to participate in the demonstration. In our visit, we also had the chance to hold on to the firehose and experience how it feels like putting out the fire. 

The experience may differ across Fire Stations, and our  visit was to the Central Fire Station. We do recommend families to visit this particular station as you get to visit the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery located within the station too! And yes, the entire experience is free! 

Fire Stations That Will Be Having Open House

Note that most (but not all) fire stations are open to visits. Below is the list of fire stations that you can visit. However do check the official website for the most updated list. 

  1. Alexandra Fire Station (3 Queensway S149073)
  2. Ang Mo Kio Fire Station (2874 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9 S569783)
  3. Bishan Fire Station (1 Marymount Lane S574029)
  4. Bukit Batok Fire Station (80 Bukit Batok Road S658072) *currently unavailable
  5. Central Fire Station (62 Hill Street S179367)
  6. Changi Fire Station (491 Upper Changi Road S468965)
  7. Clementi Fire Station (Commonwealth Avenue West S129577)
  8. Jurong Fire Station (22 Jurong West Street 26, S648126)
  9. Kallang Fire Station (2 Guillemard Close, S397623)
  10. Marina Bay Fire Station (70 Marina View, S018962)
  11. Paya Lebar Fire Station (91 Ubi Avenue 4, S408827)
  12. Punggol Fire Station (151 Punggol Central S828727)
  13. Sengkang Fire Station (50 Buangkok Drive S545064)
  14. Tampines Fire Station (1 Tampines Industrial Avenue 3 S528777)
  15. Tuas Fire Station (7 Tuas Road S638483)
  16. Woodlands Fire Station (1 Woodlands Industrial Park D Street 2 S738782)
  17. Yishun Fire Station (533 Yishun Industrial Park, A S768774)

Bookings

As of 2024, we note that the SCDF encourages online bookings* so that the Fire Stations can plan ahead and provide guests with the best visitor experience.

Families who walk-in without pre-booking will be allowed entry depending on the availability of visitor slots. To ensure your booking for that specific weekend, please make your booking by 12pm on Thursdays. Otherwise, it will be considered a walk-in. 

*Note that the form is only available on Mon - Fri, from 9.30 am - 5 pm (excluding Public Holidays).

Virtual Fire Station Open House

The virtual Fire Station group visit is conducted from 10.00am to 10.30am and will be hosted by one of the Fire Stations listed below:

  • Jurong Island
  • Banyan
  • West Coast Marine
  • Brani Marine

Please fill up this form to register for the Virtual Fire Station Open House.  Each Zoom session can accommodate a minimum of 50pax and max 300 pax, you will be informed if the session is rescheduled. 

Tips and Details

It has been awhile since our last visit, thus the information below might be slightly dated. Here are some tips that we learned from previous experiences. 

  • You cannot park at the Fire Station: Yes, we tried to turn into the Central Fire Station in our first visit and was immediately turned away. We suspect you will not be allowed to park at any of the fire station. For those visiting Central Fire Station, you may try to park at Funan (across the street) or turn into Armenian Street and park at the Registry of Marriages
  • Bring spare clothes for the kids: They may get wet from the fire fighting demonstration, so a spare set of clothing will be useful to have.¬†
  • Visit the Central Fire Station at least once: We repeat this again - the Central Fire Station has the added benefit of having the heritage gallery that you can visit after the open house.¬†

Dates & Time

The fire stations' visits are open to the public every Saturday in two time slots ‚Äď from 9.00am to 9.50am and 10.00am to 10.50am.¬†

For more information, you can refer to the SCDF website. 



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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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