Our one of a kind party bus is an experience like no other. Take a two-hour tour around Downtown Winston-Salem on the one and only fire truck in town. We have a killer sound system, professional lighting, and whether it’s rain or shine, we are still open. When you book with our party bus, all of the tours are completely private, which means you will not be riding with any strangers. Our host/hostess is fully equipped with a cooler, ice, and cups to provide you with the best hospitality. All riders are encouraged to bring your favorite beverage along for the ride.
Absolutely! This unit was retired from service in 2019 by Fine Creek Volunteer Fire Department (Virginia)
To bring and drink alcohol on board, the age limit is 21+. Government ID’s will be checked before boarding. Before booking, prior approval has to be obtained for anyone under 18 to ride.
We meet at different bars and breweries located in Downtown Winston-Salem. Locations will be disclosed via email 3 days before your tour.
Yes. We take one bathroom break approximately one hour into your tour. We can also take as many as your group needs. Typically, we stop at local bars or breweries.
Yes. But it has to be tasteful. Our Party Pumper draws a lot of attention and we want to keep a clean image. Keep in mind that decorating may cut into your tour time.
We provide the ride of a lifetime on our custom Party Pumper. We also provide a cooler, ice, cups, and a host/hostess to take care of your group (remember it is BYOB). In addition, we have an impressive sound system to play your tunes or ours, which will surely get you moving.
Yes. You are allowed to stand while on the Fire Engine. We encourage your group to be seated while the Fire Engine is in motion, however. “STANDING IS ALWAYS AT YOUR OWN RISK.”
Your government issued ID. Any alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages you like, including mixers. NO GLASS IS ALLOWED ON THE FIRE ENGINE. If your beverage of choice is in a glass bottle, you must pour it into a plastic or aluminum container prior to your arrival at the Fire Engine. Feel free to bring snacks. You may also bring your favorite playlists, provided they are not deemed inappropriate. Be aware that we have limited storage and we are not responsible for lost items. Most of all, bring a good attitude and be ready to PARTY!
We are easy to get along with and love to have fun but there are some things that we just can’t let go. These are some of the things that may get you kicked off with no refund. Giving alcohol to someone on the street, throwing anything off of the Fire Engine, taking clothes off, vulgarity, becoming a safety risk and extreme intoxication. There is a $175 barf fee for getting sick on the Fire Engine. We will stop and clean it up immediately. The fee will be charged to the card on file. We carry barf bags on the Fire Engine and if you feel sick, please let our host/hostess know IMMEDIATELY!
We allow you to reschedule up to one year from your booking. All rescheduling is based on availability. Please email us to reschedule. Our Fire Engine is very popular, so rescheduling may sometimes be difficult.
We party rain or shine. We do provide ponchos. We give you the option to reschedule if the weather is too severe. If severe weather settles in, HLPP will make a weather decision at the time of the tour. Our #1 priority is the safety of our customers. If we deem it necessary to cancel a tour, you will be able to reschedule if slots are open during your stay or you can receive a full refund. If weather conditions cut your tour short by more than 30 minutes, you will receive a prorated refund. Refunds are not given for no-shows. Often, severe weather moves through quickly, and tours can continue. That is why weather decisions are not made until right before the tour is set to start. Final decisions are made by HLPP.
Yes. We are locally owned and operated by Firefighters. A fact we are proud of.
Yes. We can offer tours year round. Always dress for predicted weather.
Yes. We go through and around Downtown Winston-Salem but we do not have a specific route. Our tours are restricted to Downtown Winston-Salem only. Occasionally, there are street closures, which may prevent us from operating in parts of Downtown but we will find alternate routes that offer plenty of fun and excitement. So, please note, that parts of Downtown may not be guaranteed.
Yes, they do. All of our drivers are local firefighters.
The tour is approximately two hours. This includes checking in and our safety briefing. It is important that you arrive at least 15 minutes early to sign waivers and check ID’s. Please remember your government issued ID. Without your ID, you will not be allowed on the Fire Engine. If you show up late you may get left by your group or it may cut into your tour time.
You will cruise Downtown Winston-Salem in a tricked out Fire Engine with a killer lights and sound system. Your all-inclusive party experience will include a host/hostess to keep the good times rolling. The tour is BYOB. We provide the cooler, ice, and cups.
Minimum 5 to book a tour. Our tours are capped at 10 guest.
Absolutely! We have a bangin sound system capable of playing your playlist or ours. If you choose your playlist, make sure it is appropriate for all audiences. HLPP reserves the right to turn off any music we deem as inappropriate.
Exclusive Private Group Tour for up to 10 people:
* Sunday-Thursday: $32 per guest + taxes and fees (gratuity not included)
* Friday-Saturday: $40 per guest + taxes and fees (gratuity not included)
Yes. Everyone riding on the Fire Engine must provide a valid government issued photo ID at the time of the tour and sign a waiver before getting on the Fire Engine. Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to your reservation time.
We will wait for you because it is your private tour, but it will cut into your tour time. We have to be back on time for us to stay on schedule for our next customers. So, please plan ahead and arrive early.
The easiest way to book is through the website. Just click on “Book Now” and follow the instructions. You can also book by phone if preferred.
Absolutely! If our crew treats you right, then by all means give them a big fat tip. Our host/hostess and driver work mainly for tips. They are there to ensure you have a fun and safe experience on the one and only Hook and Ladder Party Pumper.
Unfortunately we cannot give refunds due to no shows but you can reschedule up to a year from your original booking. There are special circumstances where refunds will be granted.