- What is the difference between a station tour and a badge program?
Our key distinction is that we do not simultaneously conduct educational classes alongside our station tours. Please review the station tour and badge program sections to learn more about each offering!
- What can I expect during a station tour?
During a station tour, scouts will experience an exclusive glimpse into the world of firefighters. Scouts will have the chance to explore a real fire station, check out unique firefighting equipment, and engage in interactive Q&A sessions with our dedicated first responders. This is more of a "meet and greet," and we do not work towards specific badge requirements during station tours.
Please note that our firefighters remain on standby for emergencies, and requests must be received at least three weeks before the requested tour date. Review all requirements and schedule a station tour.
- What badge programs does South Metro Fire Rescue offer?
For a more structured learning opportunity, we've developed a specialized badge program, Scouting Day: Fire and First Aid, to help scouts fulfill badge requirements while learning about fire safety and emergency response. Join us for an educational adventure your troop will remember!
Our next Scouting Day opportunity will be in the Spring of 2024. Please add your name to our email list to receive a notification with the registration link once the date is finalized.
- My troops would like to work on their merit badges before the next Scouting Day. Does South Metro Fire Rescue have any other resources for troops?
We have compiled some of our favorite videos, classes, and lesson plans to help you work towards your merit badges!
- What Do Firefighters Wear?
- Fire 101: Basics Of Fire Science
- Smokey Bear Campfire Safety Series
- Lesson plan: The Science of Fire and More
- Lesson plan: Safety Search
- Digital Book: Rescue Dogs, Firefighting Heroes, and Science Facts
- Video + Kahoot!: The Science of Fire
Visit the South Metro Safety Foundation website for more information on CPR/first aid classes, babysitting classes, classes for new drivers, and classes for kids who spend time home alone.