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How to Organize a Fun Birthday Party at a Fire Station

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Sue is a mother and grandmother living in sunny Malaysia. Like many Malaysians, she is passionate about food.

Birthday party at the fire station

Yes, you can hold a birthday party at your local fire station. All the fun activities include taking a ride in a real fire engine and using the water hoses to put out a fire.

My grandson is an avid fan of anything to do with fire engines, fighting firemen and of course the fireman shooting water to put out a fire. So celebrating his 3rd birthday at a fire station was a brilliant idea. The kids all had a great time so this is a guide if you plan to hold a similar party.

Taman Tun Fire Station

Fire station at Taman Tun Dr ismail

Fire station at Taman Tun Dr ismail

Choosing The Venue

The most important aspect of the party would be to secure the fire station for the date planned. The obvious choice would be the one that is nearest to your home. Alternatively for those staying in the Klang Valley, the stations at Hartamas and Taman Tun Dr Ismail have birthday parties at their premises on a regular basis.

Visit the station early to check if the date you have planned is available. We had my grandson's party on a Saturday morning. Remember some of the activities are outdoors so you may want to opt to have it in the morning to avoid the afternoon heat.

If the date is available you will need to write in an official request. This is just a simple letter stating the date you require and handing it to the officer in charge.

Fire engine themed cupcakes

Fire engine themed cupcakes

Planning The Party

  1. Determine how many people you are inviting to the party, kids and adults.
  2. Confirm that they can accommodate the number of guests you plan to invite.
  3. Remember that they do not provide tables and chairs so you will have to rent them - tables and chairs for your guests, display tables for food and drinks, tablecloths. Set a time for delivery of the tables and chairs. You may have to be there to oversee the delivery.
  4. Depending on your menu, using disposable plates and crockery makes cleaning afterwards much easier. Bring along big garbage bags for all the rubbish.
  5. Plan your menu. Remember to include the firemen on duty so make sure your food is halal.
  6. Provide other activities for the kids.

Location of Fire Stations in The Klang Valley

Location of fire stationAddressContact Number

Sri Hartamas

Jalan 25/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 54080 Kuala Lumpur

No. Tel : 03 - 6203 2071

Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

No. Tel : 03 - 7728 4444

SS2 Petaling Jaya

Jalan SS 2/2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

No. Tel : 03 - 7729 4444 / 7729 2406

Fire engine toy

Fire engine toy

Fire engine toy

Fire Engine Ride On Car From Lazada

Fire Engine Ride On

Great for the toddler who is learning to move around. This fire engine comes with a storage space under the seat. My grandson keeps the rest of his fire fighting gear there. He also loves the horn which he can crank to alert everyone that the fire engine is on the way to the rescue.

With a flexible ladder the little fireman can go to the rescue wherever they may be. Give hours of fun to the kid that loves fire engines.


Planning Your Menu

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Food suggestions - Kid friendly food

  • If the party is in the morning, try not to be too ambitious in food preparation as time is of the essence.
  • Sandwiches- egg mayo, tuna
  • Mini banana pancakes for the kids
  • Packets of nasi lemak, Scout around your neighborhood for those stalls which sell ready packed small packets of nasi lemak. If they are tasty you can make arrangements to order them. The cost may be around RM 1.50 per packet.
  • Fruits
  • Cup cakes
  • Curry puffs, pastries, muffins

Don't Forget The Birthday Cake - This jelly cake was delivered the same morning

Jelly birthday cake

Jelly birthday cake

Short talk by a fire officer

Informative short talk by a fire officer

Informative short talk by a fire officer

A ride around the block in a fire engine complete with blaring sirens - Most exciting part of the party for many of the kids

Kids getting into the fire engine with their parents

Kids getting into the fire engine with their parents

A fireman's most important job is to shoot water at a raging fire

How far and how wide can you shoot the water?

How far and how wide can you shoot the water?

Blowing Giant Bubbles

  • Let the children make giant bubbles. If you are ambitious you can even make some bubble wands to produce giant bubbles. These can be made much earlier using pipe cleaners and satay sticks.
  • You can get very cheap pipe cleancers from Mr DIY stores.
  • Recipe for bubble soution
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Kids Love Balloons

Helium balloons from Spotlight

Helium balloons from Spotlight

Mobile Ice Cream Man

Ice cream is always a big hit with kids and adults especially after all the activities at the fire station.

Look around your neighborhood for the mobile ice cream man. We found this particular one at the Taman Tun park.

Important tip : Give him some guidelines on what is available to your guests or you may find yourself with a hefty bill.

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© 2016 Sue Mah

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