ARFF Training Center: Services
- State of the art equipment including two Oshkosh Striker 3000s
- Highest ration of equipment to trainee
- 25 different types of simulated fires
- Largest live burn area
In March 1997 we opened our doors to training ARFF personnel from around the country and the world. Since then we have had the privilege of training over 3,000 firefighters.
In February 2005, two brand new Oshkosh Striker 3000s rolled into service at our facility. These state-of-the art trucks are used extensively throughout the training.
No need to bounce between two different props to satisfy interior and exterior training needs. Our simulator allows for real-time, scenario based training. Hand line crews and trucks work side by side to address all potential hazards.
Exterior fires include a multitude of spill fires, leaking fuel from the #1 engine, #1 & #2 engine fires, wheel fires and baggage bin fires.
There's no substitution for aggressive, hands-on, interior attack practice. Our prop lets you move seamlessly from an exterior attack to pulling hand lines and entering the aircraft. Interior fires include cockpit, galley, seating compartment, (both seats and hull), lavatory and cargo area fires. Simulated smoke adds to the realistic nature of these drills.
The Training Center also provides opportunities for students to practice hand line operations. Working off a portable fire trailer that is equipped with a pump, foam, 1 3/4" attack lines and supply hose, an attack from a traditional engine is simulated.