Fire Department Training Tower
The training tower consists of over 6000 sq. ft. of training space in an all-steel building. The facility is designed to represent a 1- or 2-story single family residence with garage, a 2-story residence over commercial, a 2-story apartment complex with stairway balcony access, and a 5-story high rise. Each burn room has two or more access points via multiple stairways and doorways.
Detail features include:
Three roof types (pitched, flat, and parapet) with five roof ventilation props.
A 5-story elevator shaft for confined space training.
Exterior opening on 5th floor for high angle rope rescue training.
Balconies on 2nd through 5th floors for fire attack and rescue training.
Two forcible entry doors with adjustable tensioners.
Dry standpipe system in high-rise stairwell.
Multiple anchor points for rope rescue training.
The Fire Props
The exterior prop is a 100 square foot base divided into four individually controlled zones capable of over 3 million BTU’s. Three props (250 gallon upright propane tank with “pop-off” effect, 500 gallon horizontal tank with running fuel effect, and a flammable liquid storage locker) can be placed on the base for various firefighting challenges.
The interior props includes:
Stove prop with two individually controlled fires; a single stage range hood, and a two-stage stove top on the first floor.
A bed fire with wall fire and a rollover effect on the 2nd floor.
Storage prop with typical boxes and shelves in garage.
Laboratory prop on fourth floor of high rise.
All fire props can be operated from a central control room, or with wireless remote pendants. Each burn room has ventilation, temperature and gas sensing systems, emergency stops, and smoke generation.