Fire Station Tours
Fire Station Tours are an excellent way to gain first-hand knowledge about life in a fire station. Tours are available to various community groups such as:
- School Groups
- Scout Groups
- Church Groups
Tours generally last one hour and include visiting the firefighter living quarters, viewing fire and medical equipment and discussion of fire and life safety practices. Visits may be abruptly ended or postponed if personnel must respond to an emergency.
Children must be closely supervised. There should be at least one adult per five children. Children under the age of four are discouraged from tours since they are often frightened by the excitement and do not understand the tour.
The Thornton Fire Department does not host birthday parties or send fire engines to birthday parties.
To schedule a tour, please fill out the information below or call Public Education. Requests must be made at least two weeks in advance.
Fire Station 5 Community Room Information
The Thornton Fire Station 5 Community Room is available for rent to non-profit and civic groups on an intermittent basis. Tables and chairs can be arranged to seat up to 40 individuals and can accommodate 88 individuals for standing room only. A raised podium, pull-down projection screen, mounted dry erase board, mobile dry erase board, kitchenette with microwave, coffee pot and sink, and flags of the United States, State of Colorado and the city of Thornton are available for use. The group renting the room must provide additional supplies such as dry erase markers, coffee supplies, and any audio / visual equipment.
To reserve the Station 5 Community Room online, please fill out the information below or call Fire Administration.
Overview of the Administrative Directive regarding the rental of the Community Room
Applications must be submitted at least five (5) calendar days in advance, but may not be submitted more than thirty (30) days in advance.
Application holder must be at least eighteen (18) years old and be present during the rental period.
Applicant holder must submit a copy of their Driver License.
Non-profit groups must provide documentation of non-profit status.
The City shall have two (2) business days to process applications.
Payment must be be received within five (5) business days following approval of application.
Thornton community service organizations are charged a $20 use fee.
Non-resident groups are charged a $20 use fee plus $20 per hour.
Snack foods are allowed.
No alcohol is allowed.
The Community Room is not available for private or family use (i.e., wedding receptions, parties, etc.)