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Virtual video tour for schools, communities

Texas Border Business

Before the end of the year, the McAllen Fire Department received a request for a virtual tour of their fire station for an area school.  The school would often schedule a tour at one of the local fire stations, but with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the request for the virtual tour was developed.

“We always like to welcome students to our fire station, to teach them what we do as firefighters, to teach about fire safety or just to hopefully, inspire a young boy or girl to want to become a firefighter,” said McAllen Fire Department Interim Chief James Schultz.  “The coronavirus changed all that, but our desire to keep reaching out into the community continues.  We hope this virtual video tour will help fill that void, until we can welcome them back to our fire stations.” 

The tour was filmed at Fire Station #6 with the B Shift.  The tour, led by Lt. Robert Guerra walks the visitor inside of the station, pointing out the different rooms and their purpose and how the station works together to prepare to respond to any emergency calls they may receive while on shift.

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