Touring Seattle’s Fire Boats

Forrest, Sprocket, and I decided to go walk around downtown Seattle a bit. Forrest had never been to Seattle (and neither has Sprocket) so we started out on the waterfront. After we stared at the fireboats from the Ivar’s pier for awhile, Forrest sent me up to the door of the station to ask if we could have a tour. To our surprise, not only were they happy to give a tour to two volunteer firefighters from Colorado but they let Sprocket join us! (My dog was seriously impressive: wonderfully well behaved, didn’t flinch at the grated ramps, or jumping on the boat. He’s awesome.)

Seattle Fire Boats

Forrest, Beth, and Sprocket

Seattle Fire Department

Seattle fire boats

Seattle Fire Department Station 5

For information on official tours of the fireboat, please visit the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Station Tour information page.

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