How many kids want to be a fireman while they are growing up? Want the perfect idea for the child who has an interest in firetrucks or firefighting? Imagine how awesome it would be to have their next birthday party held at an actual active fire station. If this sounds like something you might be interested in call the station at (302) 632-3445 to get more information and schedule your child’s birthday party today.
What We Provide
- Party space in one of our engine rooms.
- Set up and cleanup of tables and chairs for the event.
A party host or hostess to help coordinate, answer questions, etc.
- A guided tour of the firehouse to include Museum, admin areas, fitness room, engine bays, day room, history stairwell. Also includes time to get on and look around trucks. Also a chance to squirt a real fire hose (weather permitting)
- A chance to get up close and personnel with a firefighter and their equipment.
- A fire safety presentation and talk about 911.
- A plastic replica fire hat and activity bag for each child attending to take home.
- A party that they and their friends will never forget.
We Ask the Family to Provide
Food (e.g. cake, ice cream, pizza, beverages, and/or snacks).
Plates, utensils, napkins, etc.
Decorations as desired. If you would like to decorate or put out tablecloths, etc., you may arrive up to 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the party (we ask that you do not arrive any earlier than 30 minutes prior as the firehouse host/hostess may not yet be available to assist you).
Additional activities to keep children engaged during the birthday party. A piñata, small crafts activities, coloring pages, and similar activities are always popular.
Birthday parties are held in the engine room (garage) of the firehouse, and the temperature in the area varies depending on the weather. In the summer, does not have air conditioning. During winter, the engine room has heaters, but if there is a need to open one of the garage doors to allow vehicles to enter or exit, cold air can enter and the space can remain chilly for a few minutes afterwards. Accordingly, we strongly recommend that guests bring a sweater or fleece jacket to put on if needed.
Because the party is hosted in an environment where there are vehicles and machinery, we require that guests stay in the designated party space unless on a guided tour. Guests may not climb on or in vehicles unless supervised by the firehouse host/hostess.
If you’d like to order pizza, we suggest having it delivered to the firehouse about 15 minutes after the scheduled start of the party, our street address is 300 East St. Clayton.
No alcoholic beverages or smoking are allowed on the property.
Host Parents are required to be present for the duration of the party and should take the lead on setting the party agenda and activities in consultation with the firefighter host or hostess. Parents who have organized the party are responsible for supervising children at all times.
Children usually get an opportunity to climb inside the fire engine. Because we are a working firehouse, we cannot guarantee that a given vehicle will be available at a particular time.
How Do I book a Party?
Normally Birthday parties are hosted on Saturday’s mornings or Sunday afternoons. Occasionally parties can be held at a different time depending on the availability of the building and room. Parties can be booked 2-3 months in advance
How long does my party last?
All parties are scheduled for 2.0 hours. Since we are a working fire station, some items listed might not be available due to a call. We will do our best to make sure your event is one to remember.
What is the minimum age of the children you do parties for?
Our parties are tailored towards the age of 3 and up. Due to safety and the types of activities planned, they are generally not enjoyable for children under the age of three.
May I videotape and/or take photos?
Yes, of course! There are plenty of great photo and video opportunities. Many priceless memories can be captured. We have intentionally designed our party experiences so that they have many staged moments for adorable photos of your kids.
Each party costs $15 per child, with a minimum amount of $200 per party. Your payment includes all items listed above. Payment is due at the end of the party. Please make checks payable to “Clayton Fire Company” on the memo line please put “kids party”. A credit card maybe used but we must be advised prior to the event so that arrangements can be made to process the credit card charge. Funds raised from birthday party revenues help to pay for training and operational needs of our members.
Suggested Itinerary: 2.0 hour party
Arrive at firehouse
Tour of Fire Station; 15 minutes
Fire Safety/911 Talk; 30 minutes
Refreshments; 30 minutes
Get on Fire Truck & Squirt Hose; 30 minutes
Extra time; 15 minutes
For further information, please contact the fire company at 302-632-3445 or 302-270-8943 and your call will be answered promptly. To book a space, please complete the ONLINE RESERVATION REQUEST FORM.