Sesame Street Home Video Visits the Firehouse was one of two "Sesame Street Visits" titles, as part of an intended series. Produced in 1990 and released by Random House in 1991, the programs featured the cast of Sesame Street learning about important locations related to health and safety issues. The companion title was Sesame Street Home Video Visits the Hospital.
In this video, a barrage of smoke in Oscar's trash can worries Big Bird, but Gordon assures him that if it is a fire, they can call the fire department. Called by another neighbor, the brigade arrives, led by Chief Kirby. The chief takes care of the situation, which was merely smoke without fire generated by Grouch cuisine Oscar is cooking up for a Grouch barbeque that he's having, and invites Big Bird, Gordon, Elmo, and Lissette to go back to the station with him. There, they learn about how firemen work and live, what they do between alarms, how fire equipment works, as well as important safety procedures and the value of smoke detectors. For added drama, the friends accompany the firemen on a real distress call, and observe the rescue of Mr. Monster, trapped in the attic of a third floor house.
- Bob Gunton as Chief Kirby
- Roscoe Orman as Gordon
- Lisette Nieves as Herself
- Cynthia Darlow as Woman at fire
- Ilka Tanya Payan as Neighbor
- Jim Bumgardner, Jesse Corti, Greg Lee, Michael Mitchell, Hector Ruize, and Sandra Rodriguez as Firefighters
- Producer: Nina Elias Bamberger
- Director: Ted May
- Head Writer: Tony Geiss
- Writer: Belinda Ward
- Music: Stephen Lawrence