Educational Appliance Visits

Educational Appliance Visits (We send a fire truck and crew to visit you)

Due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) has made the difficult decision to cancel all non-emergency community engagements until early July 2020.


Our aim is to protect our employees and members of the public (including vulnerable groups) and to protect our ability as an organisation to provide 24/7 emergency response to serve the community.


The MFS has also made a proactive decision to discontinue taking bookings for such engagements beyond that date until further notice.


Bookings currently held within our system beyond July 2020 will be reviewed at the end of June and the organisations will receive communication at that time.


We look forward to again taking bookings for educational Station Tours, Appliance Visits, Community Events, Road Awareness Program (RAP) Presentations, Career Presentations, Home Fire and Life Safety Presentations and School Holiday Fire Station Tours and members of the community are encouraged to monitor the MFS website and social media sites for updates.


We understand this is disappointing for the community and thank you for your understanding.


The South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) is committed to promoting home fire safety within our community. Subject to availability and incidents, an appliance and crew can be booked to visit your school or community group.

Educational appliance visits are approximately one hour in duration.  A minimum of 15 people are required for a visit with a maximum of 35 in total (inclusive of all adults and children). Children must be 4 years of age or older for an appliance visit to take place.

Visits are available Monday to Friday between 0930 hours and 1400 hours (9.30 am and 2.00 pm).

The appliance and crew may be required to attend emergencies at any time and must be able to exit the site freely at all times. The vehicle must stand on hard surfaces - not grassed areas or ovals.

We require a minimum of five weeks notice for all bookings.  

There is no charge for this service.

The MFS is not able to provide Educational Appliance Visits for playgroups, family day care, kinder gyms, child and family care, out of school hours’ care or other private events and activities.

Download the MFS Educational Appliance Visit request form here for PDF (PDF 83KB) version or here for a Word version (Word 62KB), or telephone 8204 3611 and ask for the form to be sent to you.