Public Education

Schedule a Station Tour

The Portland Fire Department offers station tours for any scout group, preschool and school class, church group, and civic group. To schedule a station tour, call Assistant Chief Shaun Tyson a week in advance at 615-325-6776, ext. 301. We will be happy to go over available dates.

Captain Berry's Mailbox

CB Mailbox Logo

  • Pre-school and elementary age kids can mail or email Captain Berry their questions.

  • Questions can be about fire safety, firefighters, or just send the Captain your favorite firefighter artwork. 

  • Some questions and artwork may be selected to be shared on our social media.

  • If your child or student has a question, send it in with their name and age to the email address or mailing address below.

Portland Fire Department 

Attn: Captain Berry  

111 Woods Rd

Portland, TN 37148

Email Captain Berry

CB Strawberry Fest

Activity Sheets

Captain S. Berry is the Portland Fire Department's purple panther pal. He is here to make learning fire safety fun and interactive! Below are FREE printable activities. Visit regularly to see what is new.