School Visits, Tours & Education Requests

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Invite firefighters and EMTs to your classroom for a fire safety presentation on:

  • Fire prevention
  • What to do in case of a fire
  • Firefighters are community helpers
  • Equipment and gear

Please note, Arlington County Fire Department does not send fire trucks to birthday parties or other private events.

Request a visit: Contact your local station

Fire Station Tours

Children can view equipment, talk to firefighters and learn about fire safety.

Prepare for a visit

  • Make sure you have enough chaperones.
  • Discuss with children the importance of following firefighter instructions.
  • Ensure students understand that in the case of emergency, firefighters will have to leave the station even if a tour is in progress.

Request a tour:  Contact your local station

Public Education for Adults

The Fire Department also provides brief fire safety presentations to businesses, civic associations,  healthcare institutions, group homes or other community groups in Arlington.

Topics vary by request but may include:

  • Fire prevention
  • Evacuation
  • Fire protection systems
  • Home escape plan
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Cooking safety
  • Electrical/Heating Safety

Request a Pub Ed Demo: call 703-228-4665 or email

Meeting and Event Spaces in Fire Stations

The Ballston and Walter Reed Fire Stations have community rooms that nonprofit organizations can use for free. Subject to availability, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fire Station 2 – Ballston Station
4805 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22203
Room Capacity: 15

Fire Station 9 – Walter Reed
1900 S. Walter Reed Dr.
Arlington, VA 22204
Meeting room policy and request form


The Arlington County Fire Department doesn’t rent out halls for parties. However, the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department  and Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department have meeting halls available for private functions.

Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department
6950 Little Falls Road
Falls Church, VA 22213
703-228-3600, hit #9110

Cherrydale Church Volunteer Fire Department
3900 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22207