ACADIAN INTEGRATED SOLUTIONSAFFILIATIONS:
We offer the Certified Safety & Health Official (CSHO) certification program, instructed by Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) through a partnership.
ADDRESS: 3660 Lormand Road
Maurice, Louisiana 70555
PHONE: Toll Free: (800)252-5522 ? Office: (337)893-2451
WEB SITE: acadianintegratedsolutions.com
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR: Mark Trahan, operations manager.
INDUSTRIAL TRAINING ADMINISTRATOR: Charles Nolan, industrial fire training coordinator.
CERTIFICATION LEVEL: Coast Guard Marine Firefighting Certification
MAX. STUDENTS AT ONE TIME: 140
CLASSROOMS: Seven large multi-media classrooms
ANNUAL ENROLLMENT: 360 students in STCW annually
FIRE FIELD SIZE: One acre
PROPS: Eight, two of which involve industrial fire training. Industrial props capable of Class B liquid (diesel) and gas (natural gas flange) fire simulations. No shipboard training prop.
FUELS: Props burn wood, diesel, and propane.
FOAM: Currently not configured for fighting fires with foam but expect to have that capability within the next 12 months. Will be capable of using full strength foam.
BURNING SEASON: The AIS Training Center operates year round (closed on Christmas Day only)
GEAR RENTAL: Bunker gear and Scott 2.2 SCBA packs available to rent.
TRAINING PROGRAMS: STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) 95
CURRICULUM: Has a scheduled curriculum however can adapt to specific needs
CAN PROPS BE RENTED: Yes
OFF-SITE TRAINING AVAILABLE: Yes
DEGREES OFFERED: No
ARE INSTRUCTORS IFSAC OR PROBOARD ACCREDITED: No
IS THE SCHOOL PLANNING TO EXPAND: Yes o
BEAUMONT EMERGENCY SERVICES TRAINING COMPLEX (BEST)
AFFILIATIONS: A Division of Industrial Safety Training Council (ISTC)
ADDRESS: Physical - 600 Marina Street, Beaumont, Texas 77703
Mailing - 324 Highway 69, Nederland, Texas 77627
PHONE: (409)833-BEST (2378)
WEB SITE: www.bestcomplex.com
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR: Denzil Thompson, Vice President Operations
INDUSTRIAL TRAINING ADMINISTRATOR: Denzil Thompson, Vice President of Operations
CERTIFICATION LEVEL: Generally, Texas Commission on Fire Protection Instructor Certification, SFFMA Instructor Certification, 40 Hour Methods of Teaching Fire Service Subjects Course.
MAX. STUDENTS AT ONE TIME: Approximately 300 people depending on burning requirements.
CLASSROOMS: Currently five.
SIZE OF FIRE FIELD: 70 acres.
PROPS: Currently 12 plus Rescue and Hazmat. These include LPG (with multiple stations, flat pit, pipe rack, pump seal I, pump seal II, fire extinguisher training prop (with multiple stations), pressure manifold, storage tank (40-foot diameter tank and 20-foot diameter tank), industrial complex, BASF industrial project, structure fire, drill tower (six floors), rescue training (with multiple stations), hazmat training (with multiple stations) and flashover project. No shipboard fire fighting prop.
FUELS: All props have the capability of burning E-III (liquid hydrocarbon) and propane except the structure fire prop.
FOAMS: As a general rule BEST Complex does not limit foam use to just training foam. BEST Complex personnel will individually analyze a particular product that a customer may want to use and see if it's components will be acceptable to our separator and waste water systems.
BURNING SEASON: Yes
ANNUAL EVENTS: Ansul School, Williams Fire & Hazard Control Annual Foam School
OTHER RESOURCES: BEST Complex can make arrangements for bunker gear and SCBA rental. School has Scott SCBA's but can rent either MSA or Drager from outside sources, if required.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Currently, company sponsored Industrial Fire Training (company fire brigades rent field and provide their own training; fireguard training and safety overseer training.
CURRICULUM: First quarter 2005 includes 30-hour basic industrial exterior fire training, 8-hour industrial fire training refresher, hazardous materials training, HAZWOPER training and rescue training. All programs will be offered as open enrollment or company sponsored.
OFF-SITE CONTRACT TRAINING: BEST can do on-site training on a case by case basis.
DEGREES OFFERED: None
CERTIFICATION: BEST is not IFSAC or ProBoard accredited but will be seeking accreditation in the future.
EXPANSION PLANS: BEST has an aggressive plan for infrastructure and future expansion of the BEST complex.
BUCKS COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING CENTER
AFFILIATIONS: Bucks County Community College
ANNUAL BUDGET: $2.1 million
ADDRESS: 1760 S. Easton Road,
Doylestown, PA 18901
WEB SITE: www.bucks.edu/publicsafety
ANNEX FACILITY: The center has full access to all the classrooms and facilities at the main campus of the community college in nearby Newtown.
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR: Robert H. Grunmeier II, executive director.
INDUSTRIAL TRAINING CHIEF: Charles Vaughan, director of business and industry
INSTRUCTORS: Two full-time, five full-time directors who are also instructors, 110 adjunct instructors.
CERTIFICATION: Instructors must hold an adult educational methodologies certification or PA teaching certificate and IFSAC or National ProBoard Fire Service Instructor II certification. Instructors must be certified at or above the level they are instructing or evaluating.
MAX. STUDENTS AT ONE TIME: 200
CLASSROOMS: There are six classrooms at the center. Two of the classrooms can be converted to a 100-person auditorium.
ANNUAL ENROLLMENT: 56,000
FIRE FIELD ACREAGE: Seven
PROPS: Thirty-five total, of which 20 have to do with industrial fire training. The industrial props includes a high angle, trench, confined space, collapse, hazardous materials, tankers, batch tanks, conveyor system, flammable gas pit, flammable gas tank, search maze and manholes. The newest industrial prop is a propane piped tanker. There is no shipboard fire fighting prop.
FUELS: Propane and natural gas
FOAMS: Training foam only
BURNING SEASON: Year round
OTHER RESOURCES: Some limited sizes of bunker gear is available for rent. Scott, MSA and ISI SCBA is available on site.
TRAINING PROGRAMS: Center offers hazardous materials awareness, operations, technician, incident commander, site specific, decontamination, community and worker right to know, chlorine emergencies and air monitoring. Also offers foam fire fighting, flammable liquids and gas fire fighting, respiratory protection, OSHA training, employee safety and extinguisher training, vehicle and machinery rescue, confined space rescue, rope/high angle rescue, trench rescue, silo rescue and lock out/tag out. Industrial fire brigade training is divided into comprehensive, extended, basic and refresher.
CURRICULUM: A published class curriculum is available in the spring and fall and is posted on the Internet.
RENT: Brigade can rent the use of props to conduct their own training.
OFF-SITE CONTRACT TRAINING: The center offer off-site training. A client list is available for references.
DEGREES: The center does offer a degree in fire science.
CERTIFICATION: All instructors are certified to Fire Service Instructor II. The agency is accredited by both the International fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and the National Board for Fire Service Professional Qualifications (NPQS). The agency will be seeking IFSAC/ProBoard accreditation for industrial fire brigades.
FUTURE EXPANSION: Props are continually added and updated. Curriculum is constantly revised and the ability to create and implement custom curriculum is available.
CENTRAL FLORIDA FIRE ACADEMY
AFFILIATED: Mid Florida Tech
ANNUAL BUDGET: $2 Million
ADDRESS: 2966 WEST OAK RIDGE ROAD
ORLANDO, FL 32809
WEB SITE: www.FireAcademy.org
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR: Jeremy F. Donovan, Director
INDUSTRIAL CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR:
George Mullins, Program Manager
INSTRUCTORS: Over 100 part-time instructors employed
CERTIFICATION: Florida State Fire Instructor I plus specialized certificates and experience depending on specialty taught.
ACCREDITATION: Florida is a ProBoard state. Most instructors are ProBoard for Instructor I & Firefighter I & II. Some are also IFSAC certified.
MAX. STUDENTS AT ONE TIME: About 30 for industrial programs
CLASSROOMS: More than ten are available. There is also a large multi-purpose room that seats 70 in a classroom setting, 200 plus in chair only.
ANNUAL ENROLLMENT: Over 2000 career firefighters are trained annually
FIRE FIELD ACREAGE: More than seven acres of training space
PROPS: Ten, all of which can be adapted to industrial training. They include a 500 gallon horizontal storage tank, broken piping, bubble pit, truck and car fires, hazardous materials leak trailer, 150 lb and ton container leaks, storage tank scenarios, confined space pipes and concrete boxes, collapse simulators, high angle work and rigging. The newest prop is a 500 gallon horizontal paint mixer for the machinery rescue class. There is no shipboard fire fighting prop.
FUELS: LP & Class A (straw/pallets)
FOAMS: Environmentally friendly foams only
BURNING SEASON: Year Round
OTHER RESOURCES: It is best to bring your own, but Scott brand air-paks are available. No turnout gear is available, but local rental outlets can accommodate.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Technical Rescue Courses (based on NFPA 1670/1006)
NFPA 472 & 1910.120 Hazardous Materials Technician Program (available late 2005)
Incipient & Interior Industrial Firefighting
CURRICULUM: A schedule of classes available online at: www.FireAcademy.org/courses_04-05.pdf (date in file name will change when the schedule for 05-06 is complete). Industrial classes offered upon request. Fire brigades can schedule classes at their convenience based on availability of grounds and staff.
OFF SITE CONTRACT TRAINING: Such training is available.
RENTAL: Fire brigades can rent the fire field on a limited basis. They must utilized our certified instructors to run the props.
DEGREE PROGRAM: In the works for the future.
EXPANSION: Growth is planned for the future.
DELGADO MARITIME, FIRE & INDUSTRIAL TRAINING FACILITY
AFFILIATED: Delgado Community College.
ADDRESS: 13200 Old Gentilly Road
New Orleans, LA 70129
PHONE: Toll Free: 877-371-8206
E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
WEB SITE: www.dcc.edu
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR: Rick Schwab, Project Manager
CERTIFICATION: All instructors have an Associates Degree in Fire Science and hold Fire Instructor 1 & 2 certification. DCC instructors are USCG-approved Basic & Advanced Firefighting Instructors and are Professional Firefighters with a ranking in their Deparments of Captain or above. They must also have a least 10 years of Professional Firefighters expierience.
ACCREDITATION: Industrial fire instructors are not IFSAC or ProBoard accredited.
MAX. STUDENTS AT ONE TIME: Approximately 200.
CLASSROOMS: Six. There is no auditorium.
ANNUAL ENROLLMENT: About 7,000.
FIRE FIELD ACREAGE: 3.4 acres.
PROPS: 14. Five related to industrial fire fighting.
? Loading Terminal (tank truck) comprised of an elevated platform with 2 valves used to fuel the tanker fire, a stairway entrance from both sides of the truck, a fire down below in the pit, and fire emitting from the top of the tank truck. Students advance up the stairway to the elevated valves while fire teams control the fire below. This is accomplished with 3 hose teams. Students must control the ground fire while lines go on the elevated platform to shut the valves in order to halt fuel flow, under the protection of the hose stream.
? Process Unit :
A total of 22 valves are located at ground level and above. Both gas and liquid fires are created. Several different valves must be shut off; this must be done with 1 or more hose lines, depending on how many valves are open.
? Overhead Pipe Rack:
Control valves are at ground level. Liquid and gas fires are emitted from the elevated pipe rack. Students must control the ground fire, and under protection of hose streams, they must close the valves to halt the fuel flow.
? Pressure Pit:
Liquid fire in the pit is combined with 2 high-pressure propane fires. Students must control fires in the pit and close the valves to halt the fuel flow, under the protection of the hose stream.
There is also a shipboard fire fighting prop.
FUELS: The props burn propane, diesel, and a gas/diesel mixture.
FOAMS: Firefighters use AFFF.
BURNING SEASON: The school is open year round.
OTHER RESOURCES: Students may bring their own gear if they prefer, or use the rental gear we provide. The DCC Fire School has a fully-equipped facilty with an onsite air compressor plant and SCBAs are supplied by Scott. DCC also has an onsite rental center providing NFPA- approved turnout gear.
CURRICULUM: Industrial fire brigade training, I.C.S., firewatch, advanced interior marine firefighting, hazardous materials, confined space, fall protection, crisis management, NIMMS and CPR. Some courses such as STCW and advanced firefighting are offered on a regular basis. Customized courses are offered and scheduled as needed. Delgado's Fire Training Facility is well-known for its flexibility in scheduling courses, accommodating clients' needs, expert instructors, and its motivated and qualified staff.
RENTAL: The Fire School rents the facility only if Delgado Fire Instructors supervise and monitor all field exercises to ensure a safe firefield.
OFF-SITE CONTRACT TRAINING: Delgado Fire Instructors can train onsite plant and refinery facilities.
DEGREE: Delgado offers a Fire Science degree.
EXPANSION: A proposal has been submitted to expand the facility. o
EMERGENCY SERVICES TRAINING INSTITUTE
AFFILIATED: Texas Engineering Extension Service
Texas A&M University System
ANNUAL BUDGET: $17Million
ADDRESS: Emergency Services Training Institute
Texas Engineering Extension Service
Texas A&M University System
College Station, TX 77840-7896
PHONE: Industrial Program -- (979)458.4112
WEB SITE: www.Teex.com/esti
ANNEX FACILITIES: Numerous locations in Texas, nationwide, and foreign countries
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR: Chief Les Bunte, ESTI Director
INDUSTRIAL CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR: Robert Moore, Program Manager
CERTIFICATION: NFPA 1041 / NFPA 1081 / NFPA 472 / NFPA 1006 / FF I & II / specialized training in industrial, maritime, rescue, hazardous materials, oil spill, incident command-management, safety, municipal, WMD-security, or other disciplines are required depending on program and client needs.
MAX STUDENTS AT ONE TIME: Up to 3,000
CLASSROOMS: 21, with a 300- and 600-seat auditorium available.
ANNUAL ENROLLMENT: 60,000
FIRE FIELD ACREAGE: 123 acres
PROPS: Twenty-three, of which 20 have industrial application. Those include a process unit (new), pipe rack, process unit (existing), chemical complex, LPG A , pump alley, aerial cooler, loading terminal, API storage tank, rail tank car, tank and dike, municipal structure, portable extinguishers, sprinkler systems, warehouse, multi-Story (municipal), gasoline transport, LPG storage-transport, pump seal, marine deck, marine superstructure, marine engine room, LNG, rescue I-beam tower, rescue brick tower, vertical and horizontal vessels, rail car, distillation column, confined space, tunnel rescue, trench rescue, structural collapse (nine props), transportation rescue (vehicles, rail car, passenger train, aircraft, maritime-shipboard), HazMat (Freight rail cars, rail scenario prop, warehouse, pipeline, waste site, transport(s) and LPG/LNG. The newest prop added is the LNG suppression and fire fighting prop/pipeline emergency prop. There are shipboard fire fighting props simulating a marine deck, marine super structure and marine engine room.
FUELS: Environmentally friendly LPG and low-smoke emission flammable liquids.
FOAMS: Environmentally friendly UL approved training foam. Foam selection is based upon usage, application, and environmental requirements.
BURNING SEASON: Year round.
ANNUAL EVENTS: Industrial Annual School - July 17-22, 2005, plus numerous certification and other events
OTHER RESOURCES: Rental gear is available if needed. The school has Scott, Survivair and MSA SCBA.
NFPA 1081 Industrial Brigade (all levels)
NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials (all levels)
NFPA 1021 Fire Officer (all levels)
NFPA 1041 Instructor (all levels)
NFPA 1405 Shipboard / USCG approved
NFPA 1006 Rescue (all levels)
Incident Management / NIMS / ICS
LNG Safety Suppression Firefighting
LPG Safety Suppression Firefighting
Oil Spill (inland, coastal, offshore)
CURRICULUM: Programs are also listed at www.teex.com/esti
RENTAL: Brigades can rent the use of the fire field.
OFF-SITE CONTRACT TRAINING: Numerous programs are available to meet client needs
DEGREES: Emergency Management Administration (BAAS)
CERTIFICATION: Both IFSAC and ProBoard
EXPANSION PLANS: Currently $22.5million in expansion will begin in late 2005 including project upgrades-expansion to LNG, process unit, chemical complex, Chief Henry Smith classroom Complex, pipeline expansion and structural. o
Fire etc. EMERGENCY TRAINING CENTER
FORMERLY KNOWN AS: Alberta Fire Training School
AFFILIATED: Lakeland College
ADDRESS: 5704 47 Ave
Vermilion, Alberta, T9X 1K4
PHONE: (01) 780-853-5800
FAX: (01) 780-853-3008
WEB SITE: www.fire-etc.ca
ANNEX FACILITY: A 10-hectare site near Vermilion contains an aircraft crash rescue simulator, and facilities for dry chemical training.
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR: Chris Senaratne, Dean, fire etc.
INDUSTRIAL CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR: Chris Senaratne, Dean, fire etc.
INSTRUCTORS: 12 core instructors and 25 assoicates
CERTIFICATION: Instructional staff is carefully selected for a combination of technical skill, practical background, and teaching ability. All instructors are certified to NFPA Standard 1041 - Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, and most hold additional related certification. An extensive roster of associate faculty provides expertise in specializations that include chemistry, law, investigative procedures, labour relations, human resources, finance, and disaster recovery. Instructors are certified to a minimum of NFPA 1041 level 1, with the vast majority certified to NFPA 1041 level 2 through IFSAC and ProBoard. Industrial instructors are certified through IFSAC and ProBoard for NFPA 1081 Incipient, Advanced Exterior and Interior Structural levels. Instructors for NFPA 1081 Leader level are certified through ProBoard.
MAX. STUDENTS AT ONE TIME: 120
CLASSROOMS: 11 plus, a 75-seat auditorium.
ANNUAL ENROLLMENT: 10,600 registrations in 2003-04, providing over 383,000 hours of training.
ACCREDITATION: Courses are taught to the standards of recognized national and international accrediting agencies and regulatory bodies.
OFF-SITE CONTRACT TRAINING: fire etc. also has the capability to deliver training world-wide, at a client's worksite, or through distance education methods.
FIRE FIELD ACREAGE: 55
PROPS: 38, of which 26 have to do with industrial fire training. These include
Propane Pad - 2 trees and 1 horizontal tank simulator
Railcar pit - static fire prop with railcar obstruction
Compressor shack - pressurized fuel prop simulating a small compressor station
Coffin - static fuel prop used for increasing teambuilding and nozzle manipulation skills
Process unit - pressurized fuel prop with 4 burners (split caps, horizontal flange, vertical flange and pump seal)
Three tiered foam prop - static and flowing fuel prop used for application of foam fire streams
Railcar - pressurized fuel prop simulating railcar leak
Upper and Lower Flanges - pressurized fuel props simulating flange leaks
South and West motors - pressurized fuel props simulating industrial motor fires
Overhead flange - pressurized fuel prop simulating flange leak in overhead piping
Stack - pressurized fuel prop simulating flare, or exhaust, stack fire
6 metre tank - Static, or flowing, fuel prop simulating storage tank fire and/or leak
Static extinguisher props - static fuel pans in various configurations
Pressurized extinguisher props - 3-D flowing prop and paint cabinet simulator
Restricted Access tank - horizontal vessel used for restricted access/confined space training
Trenches - one bare trench, and one trench with piping to simulate trenching accidents
High-angle structure - open, steel structure useable for technical rope rescue training
Standpipe/sprinkler systems prop - open steel structure useable for training on fixed systems
Dangerous Goods Pad - various props for simulating liquid and vapour leaks
The newest prop is the process unit, a self-contained pressurized fuel prop that has 4 separately controlled burners. One burner is a riser with 2 split caps, one is a horizontal flange, one is a vertical flange and the last is a simulated pump seal leak. The split caps and the flanges have operating secondary shut-off valves that are accessed by the students during a scenario. Students must negotiate a set of stairs to a raised platform in order to access the flanges for flame capture. The prop sits inside of a concrete pit that gets filled with water during operations to simulate fire stream overflow and is only accessible to the students for direct attack from 3 sides via catwalk. The pump seal burner drops fuel through the metal grate decking into the water filled pit, creating a significant ground fire component to any scenario. All 4 burners are controlled by an operator from a remote location should any burn need to be aborted for any circumstance. No shipboard fire fighting prop.
FUELS: Most gasoline, some propane, one both.
FOAMS: Micro-Blaze Out wetting agent for foam firefighting. AFFF, mutli-ex and Protein are allowed for demostration purposes. Students and client groups are limited to using Micro-Blaze Out wetting agent for any live fire foam stream application, with demonstrations using AFFF, Multi-Ex and Protein allowed.
BURNING SEASON: The field is generally open from April 1 - Nov. 1
SPECIAL EVENTS: Western Prairie Regional Firefighter Combat Challenge in June.
RENTAL: Students are allowed to bring their own gear as long as it meets both NFPA and CGSB standards for firefighting ensemble, but courses do include the use of school bunker gear and SCBA. We currently stock Scott 2.2 SCBA with mostly carbon fiber composite cylinders.
PROGRAMS OF SPECIAL INTEREST: NFPA 1081 -- Industrial Fire Brigade Member. NFPA 1081 specifies the training competencies of a fire brigade member in the industrial environment. fire etc. offers four levels of certification in NFPA 1081: incipient, advanced exterior, interior structural and brigade leader. Industrial employers can determine to which level they want their brigade members trained. A company may choose to complete only certain modules in a level. To gain certification, an individual must complete all the modules in a given level.
OFF-SITE CONTRACT TRAINING: The curriculum is structured to facilitate independent study and off-site delivery using in-house instructors approved by fire etc. Testing is conducted by fire etc. To discuss off-site training for your company's fire brigade, contact the Business Development Office at (01) 780 581 2009. o
JUSTICE INSTITUTE OF BC-FIRE & SAFETY DIVISION
AFFILIATED: A division of the Justice Institute of British Columbia
ANNUAL BUDGET: In excess of $3 million
ADDRESS: Fire and Safety Division - Maple Ridge Campus
13500 - 256 Street
Maple Ridge, BC.
Canada V4R 1C9
WEB SITE: www.jibc.bc.ca
ANNEX: The Fire and Safety Division occupies two distinct locations, the Maple Ridge Campus where the industrial component occurs (along with other fire service training) and the New Westminister Campus where fire officer classroom training occurs.
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR: Glen Maddess, Director, Fire and Safety Division, located at the New Westminster location.
INDUSTRIAL CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR: Bob Gates, Program Director - Maple Ridge Campus.
CERTIFICATION: Composed of both career instructors and adjunct (contract) personnel, adjunct instructors ranks are comprised of topic experts and are drawn from the ranks of local fire departments, industrial experts and marine personnel. To be accepted as an adjunct instructor, the minimum required certification is Fire Service Instructor, Level II (Provincial certifications based on NFPA Standards). They must have a recognized area of expertise, and be current in their field. Once accepted the individual must go through a mentoring program.
ACCREDITATION: Our instructors are provincially certified and have both IFSAC and ProBoard Accreditation where appropriate and required.
MAX. STUDENTS AT ONE TIME: 120 students.
BURNING SEASON: Operates 7 days a week, with the capability for nighttime evolutions.
CLASSROOMS: Eight permanent classrooms are available. No auditorium is available at the Maple Ridge Campus, but there is a 250 seat theater at the New Westminster facility.
ANNUAL ENROLLMENT: Annual enrollment at the Maple Ridge Campus is in excess of 3,500 students.
FIRE SCHOOL ACREAGE: Currently we have 6 acres developed, with another approximately 40 cares available for future development.
PROPS: Twenty-one, 12 of which are directly related to industrial emergency response (some capable of live fire and some not). For industrial scenarios we have the following: burn building, cold smoke house, warehouse, round tank, process unit, storage tanks, rail cars, rail car derailment, tanker trucks, dumpster, transformers, propane pad (c/w bullet, flange etc.), the rest of the available props are also available for industrial training if required. The newest prop brought on site for industrial training is the process unit. This is a used glycol unit that has the capability to leak, burn in various areas, such as sight glasses, flanges, and piping. The shipboard fire fighting training prop burns flammable liquids.
FUELS: Depending on the prop, propane, wood, and a training fuel similar known as E III.
FOAMS: We typically are restricted to the use of training foam based on the capabilities of our water treatment system, although we do from time to time use full strength foam.
BURNING SEASON: Because of our temperate local climate, the school can operate year round, and we do not have to rely on specific seasons.
OTHER RESOURCES: We typically supply all required PPE (including SCBA), but students may use their own gear if desired (provided it passes our inspection). The type of SCBA we use are Scott - mostly AP 50. Students packs are 2216's & instructors use 4500's.
PROGRAMS OF SPECIAL INTEREST: The industrial programs, levels 1 - 4, HazMat Awareness through Technician, Rail Car Specialist, Confined Space Rescue - Awareness, through Technician, Technical High Angle Rope Rescue - Awareness through Technician, Industrial High Angle, Marine Fire Fighting, plus any of the other programs we offer such as Emergency Vehicle Operation.
CURRICULUM: A published class calendar (curriculum) is available, and we can schedule with clients to suit their time frames.
RENTAL: Site can be rented for a clients use. We supply what is required.
OFF-SITE CONTRACT TRAINING: We also offer training at the clients site, as long as the required facilities are present. If they are not, we can usually arrange something within the area.
DEGREE: We do not currently have a degree program in fire science, but do in other areas.
EXPANSION: Just completed a major $2.5 million renovation project. We are not a static organization and have a five-year rolling plan that is always expanding. Future development projects being planned.
SPECIAL INDUSTRIAL TRAINING: The Industrial Emergency Response programs offered at this facility follow NFPA 1081, and also carry IFSAC Accreditation. All of the instructors used are recognized topic area experts, and come from varied backgrounds. The program itself is broken into 4 levels and are as follows; Industrial firefighter - Level I (Incipient Industrial Fire Brigade Member), Level II (Advanced Exterior Industrial Fire Brigade Member), Level III (Interior Structural Industrial Fire Brigade Member), and Level IV (Industrial Fire Brigade Leader). These programs (upon successful completion by the student) result in the award of a JI Certificate of Achievement c/w IFSAC accreditation seal. Each of the above programs is 5 days in length and each is awarded 2.5 credits. Also offer an Industrial Emergency Responder Certificate Program (30 credits), consisting of 14 required Courses (24 credits) and six elective courses. o
LAMBTON COLLEGE FIRE & EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING CENTRE
AFFILIATION: Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology
ANNUAL BUDGET: $1.8 million
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR: Dale Wales, Manager
WHO SHOULD READERS CONTACT: Carol McAdam, Administrative Officer
ADDRESS: 1457 London Road,
Sarnia, ON, CANADA N7S 6K4
PHONE: (519)336-4552, ext. 21 or (800)791-7887
FULL-TIME INSTRUCTORS: 7
PART-TIME INSTRUCTORS: 15
? Minimum of 10 years fire fighting experience as a municipal and/or industrial fire fighter and/or industrial emergency responder
? Five years in a training position
? Successful completion of the Ontario Fire Marshall's Trainer/Facilitator program or a certificate in adult education
? Familiar with total fire department operations including the training of pump operations, suppression, incident command, Ontario Fire Fighter Standards and related topics
? Completion of related post-secondary education
? Instructors are not IFSAC or ProBoard accredited.
MAX STUDENTS AT ONE TIME: 100. Class sizesare restricted to 25 per class. School can run four classes simultaneously in one day.
CLASSROOMS: Three plus outdoor classrooms, and an auditorium.
ANNUAL ENROLLMENT: 1,900 students a year.
FACILITY: 17 acre site
FIRE PROPS: We use live burns to provide realism to our training exercises. Designated burn areas set scenarios in railway tank cars, pit fires, process unit fires, automobile fires or loading rack fires. Training in interior structural fire fighting occurs in our four-story burn building with four designated burn rooms including a control room. Our confined space props include a horizontal vessel. No high angle rescue prop. No shipboard fire fighting prop. Hazardous materials props include hazmat mixed load trailer maze, pipe leak prop, TC-306 fuel trailer prop, TC-331 propane trailer prop, TC-306 fuel tank roll-over prop and a dome mobile for rail domes. Chlorine props include a leaking cylinder, leaking tonner end, leaking rail dome, tonner cut away unit and cylinder cut away unit
FUELS: Hydrocarbon, liquified petroleum gases (LPG), natural gas
FOAM EXTINGUISHING AGENTS: Three percent synthetic training foam for use on live fire training exercises. If a full-strength fire foam is used, then the fire pit(s) must be drained after use and the byproduct of the burn must be shipped off-site for disposal at customer expense.
SCHOOL OPERATION: The school is open year-round for training. The fire grounds are open from mid-March through end of November for live burn exercises.
OTHER RESOURCES: The school provides approved bunker gear for all students. The school provides Scott Breathing Apparatus for training purposes.
INDUSTRIAL CURRICULUM: Short-term 1, 2, 3 and 5-day courses in hands-on training in exterior and interior fire fighting at introductory & advanced levels using water and specialized agents as extinguishing agents on flammable/combustible liquid and LPG fuelled fires in realistic environments. NFPA 600 industrial fire brigade member certification to advanced interior/exterior I levels. Also includes fire ground leadership/tactical operations, incident command system, fire and hazmat combined courses, first responder -- hazmat awareness, operations, technician levels, confined space entryrescue, industrial rescue techniques (as custom course), technical advisor training (based on Canadian Chemical Producers Assocation), propane roll-over training, tanker roll-over training, transportation of dangerous goods, private sector specialist - employee A,B,C; technician-rail car and cargo tank.
PUBLISHED CURRICULUM: Yes
OFF-SITE CONTRACT TRAINING: Custom contract training to meet specific client needs.
RENTAL: Facility is available for rent.
DEGREE: School offers a three-year fire science technology diploma program and a one-year pre-service firefighter education and training program.
EXPANSION PLANS: We are currently planning to expand our fire training props with a tiered chemical complex in the near future. Through partnerships with local industry, we are able to provide new and improved training props on an ongoing basis. o
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY FIRE & EMERGENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE
ANNUAL BUDGET: More than $ 5 million.
ADDRESS: 6868 Nicholson Drive,
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
WEB SITE: feti.lsu.edu (no www)
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR: Carrol Herring, director
INDUSTRIAL CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR: Assistant Director LSU FETI Industrial Emergency Response Program - David Cox
INSTRUCTORS: Eight full time and 22 part time
CERTIFICATION: NFPA Industrial Fire Brigade Professional Qualifications and Instructor Professional Qualifications
ACCREDITATION: All industrial staff are IFSAC certified
MAX. STUDENT AT ONE TIME: 200
CLASSROOMS: 9 Classrooms available
ANNUAL ENROLLMENT: More than 25,000 including both industrial and municipal personnel
FIRE FIELD ACREAGE: 70 acres
PROPS: 12 props, including two mobil props which all deal with industrial training. For an overview of the props go to our web site under industrial, fire brigade training, training evolutions. There is no shipboard fire fighting prop.
FUELS: LPG, Diesel, and EIII
FOAMS: Training Foam
BURNING SEASON: The school is open year round.
OTHER RESOURCES: SCBA are provided - Scott, MSA, Suvivair, & Drager. Companies must provide bunker gear.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: All training programs are posted on our web site with dates, cost, and descriptions.
OFF-SITE CONTRACT TRAINING: Inplant training offered.
DEGREES: LSU Enuice offers a degreed program
EXPANSION: We plan a major expansion over the next two years including pipeline emergency props and LNG props.
MACOMB EMERGENCY SERVICES TRAINING CENTER
AFFILIATION: Health and Safety Training Department of Macomb Community College
ADDRESS: 21901 Dunham Road,
Clinton Township, MI 48036
WEB SITE: Macomb.edu (see 'for employers' & Health and Safety Training)
ANNEX: Fraser Campus,
Fraser, MI 48026
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR: Anthony J. Kowalski, Manager, Health and Safety Training
INSTRUCTORS: 30 plus instructors
CERTIFICATION: All instructors are Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council Certified. Individual instructors possess a vast array of degrees and certifications in fire and industrial emergency response and compliance specialties.
FACILITY: The Macomb Emergency Services Training Center is a 10-acre site (in process of adding 13 acres) consisting of 11 classrooms that can accommodate up to 275 students.
PROPS AND APPARATUS:
? Five-story training tower consisting of two computer controlled, propane fueled, live-fire burn rooms with rollover; standpipe/sprinkler system; high angle rope rescue; two different pitch/removable panel roofs for ventilation; individual rooms and stairwell; residential drops and meters for electrical disconnect; smoke generator
? Trash dumpster and vehicle live-fire props
? 400 square foot propane fueled live-fire pit w/valve shut-off simulator
? Portable propane live-fire burner for extinguisher training
? Apparatus garage, 1250GPM Pumper, Heavy Rescue van, and EMS vehicle
? Two interconnected 3000 gallon storage tanks and one 10000 gallon
stainless steel funnel tank for confined space training
? Double-wide mobile home for search and rescue, tactics, etc.
? 24 station indoor shooting range/scenario room
? Gymnasium and conference room
? Criminal justice scenario room and crime labs
? Computer lab
? Emergency Medical Services lab
There is not a ship-board simulator.
BURNING SEASON: The facility operates year-round. The burn season runs from March to December depending on winter weather conditions.
FOAMS: Training foam is used on-site.
EXPANSION: There are plans for an above ground piping/valve/machinery live-fire prop and well as a trench rescue area.
OTHER RESOURCES: Clients typically provide their own bunker gear and SCBA. There are MSA SCBA's available for use as well as an air-filling station.
CURRICULUM: Examples of topics of interest to industrial firefighters would include: All levels of fire brigade, all levels of HAZWOPPER and hazardous materials. All levels of terrorism and WMD, all levels of confined space including lockout/tagout, rope rescue and trench rescue, Rapid Intervention Team (Save Your Own), all levels of emergency medical response, Live-fire training, Incident Management (ICS), Industrial Fire Brigade Escort (Pathfinder), and PPE training along with other topics and annual refreshers. The center offers a 10-week State Certified Basic Firefighter Academy. We also offer an Executive Management/Leadership course for fire and police personnel and State certified Fire Officer courses as well as all other State sanctioned fire service training. Our academic programs include an 8-week Basic EMT Academy, 25-week Paramedic Academy, Fire Science Certificate and Associate Degree programs and a Firefighter/Paramedic Associate Degree program. We also do a one-week career academy for high school students to introduce them to the fire service as a career choice.
OFF-SITE CONTRACT TRAINING: All training other than live-fire can be delivered at the client's facility. Consultation and plan development services are also available. Courses are offered on a contract basis and all information on the Training Center facility and courses offered is available in catalog form via mail or on the web site.
CLASSROOMS: The Center is currently doubling the classroom availability to the numbers previously indicated. Efforts are currently underway to include acquiring adjacent property to build a "sim-city", permanent trench rescue site, railroad cars, and a drafting/water rescue pit. o
MASSACHUSETTS FIREFIGHTING ACADEMY
AFFILIATION: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Department of Fire Services
ADDRESS: State Road / P. O. Box 1025
Stow, Mass. 01775
WEB SITE: http://www.state.ma.us/dfs/mfa/training/indust.htm
? Springfield Fire Academy, Springfield, Mass.
? Barnstable County Training Facility, Hyannis, MA
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR: John Nadeau, director of fire training
INDUSTRIAL CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR: Paul Vincequere
INSTRUCTORS: 300 plus
ACCREDITATION: ProBoard accredited
CERTIFICATION: Minimum two years on a fire department. Must pass exams for Firefighter I & II and completed instructor methodology. Must pass certification instructor I exams with 30 hours audit time. Must be approved by one of the coordinators.
CLASSROOM: Five classrooms and an auditorium. Two outside covered classrooms.
ANNUAL ENROLLMENT: 8,200
FIRE FIELD ACREAGE: More than 23 acres
PROPS: Burn Building
? 17 Room Burn Building
? Maritime Training Capabilities
? Attached SCBA Dragger Maze
Seven-Story Tower Building
? Ladder Tower
? High Rise Attack Capabilities
? Sprinkler Lab
? High Angle Rescue Area
Under Ground Vault
? Confined Space Prop.
? Small Pan Fires
? Large Pan Fires
? Electrical Fire Prop
? Foam Application Prop
? Pressurized Flammable Gas leak Prop
? Postal Box Fire Prop
Vehicle Fire Prop
Vehicle Extrication Area
Three Acre Gas Complex (All props can be supplied with either LNG or LPG)
? Vapor Control Prop
? Open Road Excavation Broken Flag Prop
? Horizontal Flammable Gas Fire Prop
? Small Pressurized Tank Cylinder Fire Props
? Tanker Props (LNG / LPG)
? LPG Home Delivery Truck Prop
? Liquefied Poll Fire Prop
? Open Road Liquid Spill Control Prop
? Large Pressurized Tank with Working Relief Valve
? Open Under ground Vault Fire Prop
Several Hazardous Material Areas & Leak Props
? Hazardous Material Trailer Unit
? Dragger Maze Tractor Trailer Unit
? Confined Space & Rope Trailer Unit
? Flashover Tractor Trailer Unit
? Air Supply Trailer
? Hazardous Material Trailer
? Decontamination Trailer
? 105 Aerial Ladder
? 85 ft. Aerial Ladder
? Five engines
? Trailer Pump
Program Deliver Vehicles
? Four One-Ton Pickup Trucks
? Two One Rack Body Truck
? Two Tractor Trailers
OTHER RESOURCES: More than 300 sets of firefighting protective clothing. Also, more than 300 Scott 4.5 SCBA units with both 30 and 60 minute bottles. Personal protective clothing, SCBA and other equipment can be rented on request.
MAX. STUDENTS AT ONE TIME: 452
FOAM: Mostly training foams
BURNING SEASON: The Academy is open year round.
CURRICULUM: Includes a flammable liquid and gas fire fighting, STCW approved maritime training, hazardous materials courses at all levels and all levels of industrial fire brigade response training. All courses meet or exceed federal OSHA, EPA, DOT and Massachusetts State requirements. Most training programs are tailored to the client's requirements.The academy has very few open enrollment programs for Industrial Fire Brigades.
RENTAL: Under certain conditions the fire field and equipment can be rented. Requirements depend on level of training and equipment required.
OFF-SITE CONTRACT TRAINING: The academy does conduct on-site visits to most of our clients places as far as South America. Also many of our training programs are conducted at the client's site.
DEGREES: The academy does not have a program at this time to offer a degree in fire science.
EXPANSION: The academy is in the planning stages of a major expansion that will add 40 acres to the facility. o
MARYLAND FIRE & RESCUE INSTITUTE
AFFILIATED: University of Maryland
ANNUAL BUDGET: $6.5 million state funded.
ADDRESS: University of Maryland
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
College Park, MD 20742
PHONE: (800)ASK-MFRI (800-275-6374)
WEB SITE: www.mfri.org
ANNEX: Around the state the institute has five regional training centers and one regional office.
Western Maryland Regional Training Center
P.O. Box 5153
Cresaptown, MD 21502-5153
North Central Regional Office
1008 Twin Arch Rd
Mount Airy, MD 21771-0196
North East Regional Training Center
P. O. Box 1032
Aberdeen, MD 21001-6032
Upper Eastern Shore Regional Training Center
601 Safety Drive
Centreville, MD 21617
Lower Eastern Shore regional Training Center
12148 John Wilson Lane
Princess Anne, MD 21853-3648
Southern Maryland Regional Training Center
10375 Audi Lane
LaPlata, MD 20646
ANNUAL BUDGET: $6.5 million state funded.
ADDRESS: University of Maryland
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
College Park, MD 20742
PHONE: (800)ASK-MFRI (800-275-6374)
WEB SITE: www.mfri.org
ANNEX: Around the state the institute has five regional training centers and one regional office.
Western Maryland Regional Training Center
P.O. Box 5153
Cresaptown, MD 21502-5153
North Central Regional Office
1008 Twin Arch Rd
Mount Airy, MD 21771-0196
North East Regional Training Center
P. O. Box 1032
Aberdeen, MD 21001-6032
Upper Eastern Shore Regional Training Center
601 Safety Drive
Centreville, MD 21617
Lower Eastern Shore regional Training Center
12148 John Wilson Lane
Princess Anne, MD 21853-3648
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR: Steven T. Edwards, director
INDUSTRIAL CHIEF: Darl R. McBride, Manager Special Programs Section
INSTRUCTORS: The Institute employees 50 full time employees supported by 450 part time instructors through out the State.
CERTIFICATION: All state instructors are certified to at least Level II, many to Level III of NFPA 1041. Each instructor must be state certified through the Maryland Instructor Certification Review Board which operates under Maryland law. Each instructor must complete skills training in each discipline they are to instruct, followed by 60 hours of practice teaching and four evaluations to be State certified. To maintain certification, each instructor must complete a minimum of 12 hours Professional Development Instruction, instruct a minimum of 24 hours and receive satisfactory evaluations every three year period. Our instructors are certified by the Maryland Fire Service Professional Qualifications Board and are recognized by the ProBoard.
MAX. STUDENTS AT ONE TIME: 290
CLASSROOMS: 6, with one auditorium. At each regional Training Center we have a minimum of two classrooms which can accommodate at least 50 students.
ANNUAL ENROLLMENT: 31,000 students
FIRE FIELD ACREAGE: Approximately 5 acres at our HQ facility and at each regional center (5) we cover 3-5 acres
PROPS: 6 confined space props
3 confined space trailers
1 portable confined space tank
1 trench area
6 burn buildings
1 fall protection kit
2 portable hazardous materials trailers, 5 fixed hazardous materials kits
1 multi-story drill tower
3 P-200 fire extinguisher prop
1 Pro-Safe flammable gas prop
1 chlorine tank trailer with all three kits (A, B, C)
2 portable fire pump trailers
1 portable BA maze trailer
1 industrial sprinkler trailer
1 residential sprinkler trailer
1 collapse trailer (used for trench and building collapse training)
1 swift-water rescue trailer
1 rope rescue kit
All of these props can be applied to industrial fire training.
Please give a brief overview of the industrial props available (process unit, storage tank, aerial cooler, pump alley, hazardous materials, confined space, high angle, etc.)?
INDUSTRIAL PROPS: We have both fixed and portable props for fire extinguishers, confined space, trench, hazardous materials, and fall protection. We have training towers, burn buildings and flammable gas props as well as at two locations, flammable liquid props. We recently had installed an outdoor fire control system by Symtron Systems. The Prop is a manually controlled, gas-fueled (liquid and/or vapor), system used to train firefighters (industrial and private fire brigades) and emergency rescue personnel in live-fire situations. Common mockups include spill fires, split flange, paint locker, cylinder tanks and burn platforms. The institute does not have a shipboard fire fighting prop.
FUELS: The institute burns #2 fuel oil and propane as applicable and excelsior.
FOAMS: None. Firefighters are permitted to use soap derivatives.
Is the school open year round or is there a specific burning season when it can operate? Are there major annual events that would be important to industrial firefighters?
BURNING SEASON: Year round.
CURRICULUM: Confined Space - Awareness, Entry and Rescue
Hazardous Materials - Awareness, Operations, Technician and Incident Command
Respirator Fit Testing
National Incident Management Systems (NIMS-ICS)
Medical First Responder and EMT-B
The institute advertises a series of open registration programs per each quarter of the year. The school publishes a catalog listing dates and times for open registration training. Fire Brigades can schedule training based on available space. Contact the Main Office at 800-275-6374
OTHER RESOURCES: Students must bring their own PPE. The school supplies SCBA for State firefighters and rents SCBA units for industrial clients (Scott and MSA).
RENTAL: Fire brigades can rent the use of the fire field for their own training.
ON-SITE CONTRACT TRAINING: Yes
DEGREE: The University of Maryland offers a BS degree in Fire Engineering and the University College of the University of Maryland offers a BS degree in Fire Science.
EXPANSION: In the next few years, the school plans to expand one of our satellite offices in the northeast corridor of Maryland.
MISSISSIPPI FIRE ACADEMY
ADDRESS: #1 Fire Academy USA
Jackson, MS 39208
WEB SITE: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Terry Ishee, executive director
INSTRUCTOR CHIEF: Reggie Bell, instructor chief
INDUSTRIAL CHIEF: Butch Lee, instructor supervisor, industrial division
INSTRUCTORS: 27 full time staff instructors, 90 associate instructors
? NFPA 1001 I & II--Basic Firefighter
? NFPA 1041 I & II--Fire Service Instructor
? NFPA 1021 I & II--Fire Officer
? Seven (7) years experience
MAX. STUDENTS AT ONE TIME: School can accommodate up to 300 students daily.
CLASSROOM: Five classrooms on campus that will accommodate 30 students each. School also has an auditorium on campus that will accommodate 300 students.
ANNUAL ENROLLMENT: Annually we train over 15,000 students.
FACILITY ACREAGE: Campus covers over 100 acres.
PROPS: School has more than 30 live fire training props on campus. All live fire props can be adapted to industrial training. There is no shipboard fire fighting taught.
FUELS: Flammable liquids, propane, and Class A combustibles.
FOAMS: Training foams are routinely used, but full strength fire foams are permitted. Full strength foams can limit fire size and duration with flammable liquids fires.
BURNING SEASON: Year Round
OTHER RESOURCES: School does have student PPE and SCBA available on request. We primarily use Scott air packs.
? Confined Space Rescue
? Rope Rescue I & II
? Hazardous Materials Technician I & II
? Industrial Live Fire
? Computerized Burn/Smoke Building
The school will build a training program to meet the needs of the customer.
DEGREE: Currently we do not offer a degree programs. However, many of our courses are approved for college credit.
ACCREDITATION: All of our instructors are a NFPA Certified with 70 percent also holding IFSAC accreditation.
EXPANSION: The school has starting construction on a new three floor, computerized burn/smoke building. (We currently have a four-floor, computerized burn/smoke building). There are also plans to construct additional flammable liquids/L.P. pads and pits.
NORTHEAST FIRE TRAINING CENTER
AFFILIATED: Monroe Community College Public Safety Training Center. NFTC is part of a joint partnership between the City of Rochester, County of Monroe and Monroe Community College. All three operate under one unified body for delivery of all training programs for police, fire and EMS programs.
ANNUAL BUDGET: More than $3 million per year.
ANNEX: NFTC has two other campuses, one at 1000 E Henrietta Rd; and one in downtown Rochester.
ANNUAL ENROLLMENT: 32,000 students. The Fall of 2004 registered 17,500 students.
ADDRESS: 1190 Scottsville Rd.
Rochester, NY 14624.
WEB SITE: www.nftc.info
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR: Mike Karnes, Dean. Karnes manages a staff of 18 full-time employees.
INDUSTRIAL CHIEF: Jim Harrington, Program Coordinator for fire sciences and systems.
INSTRUCTORS: NFTC has about 40 instructors who are either Level I or Level II certified. Several of these people are adjunct faculty under the college training programs. The people who are adjunct faculty teach in the Associate degree program and all adjuncts hold, at a minimum, a bachelor's degree.
MAX. STUDENTS AT ONE TIME: NFTC could accommodate more than 60 students conducting live fire training evolutions. The entire facility can accommodate more than 400 students in classrooms.
CLASSROOMS: There are a total of 12 smart classrooms with internet connection, VCR and LCD projection systems. NFTC also has an auditorium that handles 100 for special functions.
FACILITY ACREAGE: 17 acres.
PROPS: NFTC has eight different fire training props on site, including two large aircraft fire training simulators, four industrial fire training props, an auto fire trainer, a structural fire trainer and a high rise trainer. The industrial fire training props consist of a transformed, leaking flange, Christmas tree and LPG tank fire. We also have the availability of a confined space trainer and a SCBA confidence training course. NFTC's main building has a hazardous material lab and an active sprinkler lab with 5 sprinkler systems the student utilize. We also have a tactical management training board which replicates a miniature town so the emergency responders can practice Incident Management System scenarios. Several of our local Industries have utilized this trainer for their specific needs. We are currently adding training props to accommodate the needs of nuclear fire brigades, large transformers, cable trays, electrical motors, flammable liquid cabinets etc. NFTC does not have a shipboard fire prop but are able to set-up the interior of our structural fire trainer to replicate some of the more common items found onboard a ship. The center recently conducted STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code) training to about 90 student who work on a local ferry that runs between the US and Canada. NFTC was approved for this type of training by the US Coast Guard and meets all their requirements.
FUELS: All our fire training props burn LPG fuel and are environmentally friendly. NFTC burn no hydrocarbons due to environments issues and our proximity to the Genesee River which connects to Lake Ontario.
FOAMS: NFTC can discharge any type of foam; all spend agents are held on site and discharged to the sanitary sewers at a slow rate.
BURNING SEASON: We curtail outside fire training in the months of January and February due to inclement weather conditions. Some minor structural fire training is conducted on an 'as needed' basis. This is done mainly to meet training requirement for the local nuclear power plants fire brigades.
OTHER RESOURCES: NFTC can supply protect clothing and SCBA to the student on a case by case basis. We'll provide either Structural gear or Proximity gear based on the type of evolution bring conducted. All our SCBA are Scott 2.2's with integrated PASS alarms to enhance the safety of the students.
CURRICULUM: There are some specific outlines for the training programs based on which type of training we are conducting, structural; aircraft rescue fire fighting (ARFF) or industrial. We also tailor many classes to meet the specific needs of the customer.
RENTAL: Some fire brigades bring their instructors to conduct the training and we provide the operators of the equipment. Other companies request us to conduct the entire program base on their level of training.
DEGREE: Under the guidance of the community college our school offers an Associate in Applies Sciences (AAS) in fire protection technology. The majority of our instructors are either level I or level II certified.
STATE FIRE SCHOOL - OHIO
ADDRESS:14 College Park
Bowling Green State Univerisity
Bowling Green, OH 43403
WEB SITE: www.fireschool.org
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR: Ann Betts, director, program development
INSTRUCTORS: 150-200 on a contract basis
CERTIFICATION: Certifications and expertise vary depending on the class taught. The fire school teaches many classes in municipal fire fighting, technical rescue and industrial fire fighting.
MAX. STUDENTS AT ONE TIME: Approximately 600-800 in May and 200 in August. Instructors use all of the classroom and lecture hall facilities for classes. Students are housed in either residence halls or nearby hotels.
PROPS: School uses props at a BP-owned fire field for its advanced exterior fire fighting class.
BURNING SEASON: May and October (one week each month)
OTHER RESOURCES: Students bring their own bunker gear and SCBA. We have limited bunker gear available (donated by BP).
CURRICULUM: Includes advanced exterior fire fighting, industrial fire brigade organization and industrial fire inspection.
OFF-SITE CONTRACT TRAINING: Yes
RENTAL: No, the fire school does not rent the fire ground.
DEGREE: Ohio offers an on-line degree completion program in advanced fire technology.
EXPANSION: The school offers new classes every year. o
REFINERY TERMINAL FIRE COMPANY
NAME: Refinery Terminal Fire Company Training Academy
ANNUAL BUDGET: The Operating budget averages approximately $1 million. RTFC is the largest non-profit industrial firefighting group in the United States. RTFC currently has over 100 full time career firefighters, which operate 6 fire stations 365 days a year (protecting its membership's 70 plus industrial facilities).
PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 3920 Carbon Plant Road
Corpus Christi, TX. 78410
MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 4162
Corpus Christi, TX. 78469-4162
WEB SITE: www.rtfc.org
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR: John David Lowe, division chief, is administrator of both the training school and industrial emergency training programs.
INSTRUCTORS: More than 100
CERTIFICATION: The RTFC Training Academy uses career RTFC firefighters as instructors for its live fire, trench collapse rescue, technical rescue, hazardous materials, incident command systems and other similar courses. The individual RTFC Training Academy instructor is selected based on several factors which include, but are not limited to advanced knowledge (above and beyond the high level required of every RTFC career firefighter) of the subject matter presented, previous experience as an assistant instructor for the subject matter presented, leadership & personality styles and presentation characteristics. For example, EMS instructors are state certified EMT - paramedics, technical rescue instructors are nationally certified "rescue instructors" and hazardous materials instructors have all received advanced training beyond the "hazardous materials technician" level. In addition, every instructor at the RTFC Training Academy, whether the lead instructor or an assistant instructor, has successfully completed the following minimum requirements:
? State Certified EMS provider
? 40 hour accredited "Methods of Instruction" certificate
? DOT Class "A" Commercial Driver's license
? Hazardous Materials Technician
? Technical Rescue Technician
? Certificate for Trench Collapse Rescue
? Certificates for advanced process unit firefighting, marine firefighting, ARFF, structural firefighting and incipient & portable fire extinguisher firefighting.
MAX. STUDENTS AT ONE TIME: We can accommodate as many as 100 students in our large class space, or the space can be sub-divided (allowing for 3 class rooms with approximately 35 students each).
FIRE FIELD ACREAGE: The academy is on approximately 9 acres and is equipped with a variety of Live Fire, Hazardous Materials and rescue props
CLASSROOMS: Classrooms are available on site, with seating capacity of up to 100 and modern audio / visual training capabilities.
? Industrial Process Unit Prop
Used to create worse case scenarios that may occur within industry, the pressure unit prop is capable of providing a variety of LPG and flammable liquid fires on equipment, such as: process towers, piping, vertical product pumps, horizontal product pumps, heat exchangers, fin fans, storage tanks and other common components of the modern chemical & refining processes. Evolutions often involve all aspects of fire and hazardous materials responses and can include: incident command, apparatus placement, fixed fire systems, foam attacks, water run-off management, fire water management, offensive & defensive strategies, search & rescue and many more. Students gain first hand knowledge in techniques for hose handling, fire stream applications, use of portable & fixed equipment, foam application, communications and teamwork.
? Pump Alley Prop
This series of 4 horizontal product pumps located within the Industrial Process Unit is capable of producing LPG and flammable liquid fires on one or all of the pumps simultaneously. Students learn how to approach these fires, set up portable equipment and successfully isolate block valves on multiple pieces of equipment.
? Truck Loading Terminal Prop
This prop consists of multiple flange leaks and pipe ruptures which spill to a holding area that may be ignited. Students learn the dangers and techniques associated with emergencies involving the loading or unloading of tankers.
? Rail Car Prop
The rail car and rail track training props are used for a variety of Hazardous Materials and confined space rescue training scenarios. Students learn and apply identification procedures and tactics involved in these types of emergencies.
? Two level fire structure Prop
This building can be used to simulate either house, office or apartment fires and consists of three rooms upstairs and three rooms downstairs, all capable of burning Class A materials for firefighting. This structure provides intense heat and zero visibility, while allowing students to practice search & rescue, attack, standpipe, ventilation and overhaul operations.
? Ship / Barge Prop
The simulated ship / barge training prop consist of multiple decks with two diesel engines, a boiler front, a bilge, various pumps, steep ladders, a bridge, storage compartments and a "Universal Ship-to-Shore" water connection. Capable of produce LPG & flammable liquid fires, it allows students to master techniques for search & rescue, access & egress, fire water & foam applications and a variety of other tasks associated with modern marine vessel emergencies. This prop has been approved by the USCG as a training facility for "Marine Firefighting for Land based Firefighters."
? Aircraft Prop
The aircraft training prop is designed to simulate an aircraft that has encountered a crash or fire and is capable of producing flammable liquid engine fires as well as, Class A material fuselage fires. Allows students to perform search & rescue and fire attack operations on realistic vehicle, complete with a passenger seating compartment. This training prop has been approved by the FAA as an "Aircraft Crash Fire and Rescue" training facility.
? High Angle and Confined Space Rescue Training Props
Multiple props are available to conduct high angle and confined space rescue operations. These props include: pipes, vessels, towers, reactors, rail cars, tanks and drums all of which are equipped with a variety of horizontal and vertical access entry configurations to meet 29 CFR 1910.136 regulations. In addition, the RTFC Training Academy regularly conducts rescue training courses on board the U.S.S. Lexington Aircraft Carrier Museum. This decommissioned aircraft carrier provides a unique training environment with over 14,000 confined spaces, most of which are in parts of the ship which not accessible to tourists. Call RTFC today and you can enjoy "Rescue Training at the Beach", courtesy of our association with the U.S.S. Lexington Museum.
? The shipboard fire fighting prop is our newest prop.
? Industrial Firefighting (Process Unit Firefighting)
The Process Unit Fire Fighting Program offers students intense "hands on" live firefighting training that resembles the specific hazard that may occur in a particular customer's facility. The program includes live LPG & flammable liquid fires, offensive & defensive strategies, as well as, day light and night fire attack scenarios.
? Marine Firefighting
RTFC is also responsible for the protection of the Port of Corpus Christi Authority with any fire that may take place on vessels, docks or other facilities in the ship channel. The Port of Corpus Christi Firefighting Barge is operated by RTFC personal and is capable of pumping 8,000 GPM of water and carries 15,000 gallons of foam concentrate. Therefore, RTFC personnel are well trained with the newest innovations in marine firefighting and as a result, can offer a wide variety of instruction pertaining to marine vessel and facility related emergencies. The RTFC Training Academy is equipped with $500,000 marine Firefighting prop, with both LPG and flammable liquid fire capabilities, to make these training courses as realistic as possible. The RTFC Training Academy is a USCG approved training facility.
? Structural Firefighting
RTFC personal are trained to respond to structures buildings and warehouses that are owned and operated by its member companies. As a result, the RTFC Training Academy can offer a variety of training courses that encompass all types of structural firefighting responsibilities. These courses are custom built to the client's needs and include such topics as: exterior fire attacks, apparatus placement, interior fire attacks, ladder operations, occupant searches, stand pipe & hose pack operations, ventilation operations, overhaul operations, "Rapid Intervention" (RIT) training and much more.
? High Angle and Confined Space Technical Rescue
The RTFC Training Academy rescue courses regularly train individuals to respond to a wide variety of industrial, municipal and other types of emergencies. These course encompass training on equipment identification, care and use; rope anchors, rigging and hauling system building techniques, patient access, packaging & extrication techniques as well as rescuer responsibilities and safety practices.
? Trench Collapse Rescue
Because RTFC is also responsible for responding to any trench rescue incidents that may occur within its membership, the RTFC Training Academy is equipped with a trench rescue trailer, fully stocked with hydraulic shoring and digging equipment, as well as, having highly qualified personnel to present trench collapse training courses. All training courses are designed to use actual trenches that are purposely collapsed during the scenarios and must be rapidly shored, using appropriate techniques, prior to rescuers entering and extricating the patient.
? Hazardous Materials
The RTFC Training Academy's goal is to train individuals on how to appropriately respond to a release of hazardous material(s). These courses provide training relevant to the 29 CFR 1910.120 and NFPA 472 standards and are tailored to the HAZWOPER, First Responder, Technician and Refresher levels. The multitude of training props available for these course allows the Training Academy to supply real life scenarios that meet some of the following objectives: surveying the hazardous materials from a safe location, estimation of the potential harm, identifying defensive options, as well as, assuming the more aggressive roles of determining the appropriateness of
personal protective equipment, decon setup, plugging, patching or otherwise stopping the release of a hazardous substance for a variety containers, rail cars, pipelines, process systems and others.
? Aircraft Rescue Firefighting (ARFF)
These courses are designed to give the structural firefighter a basic knowledge of aircraft firefighting principles. Personnel who may respond to an aircraft incident, on or off an airport site, will benefit from these courses, which focus on the strategy and tactics of general, commercial and military aircraft incidents. Some of the topics will include aircraft and airport familiarization, firefighting and rescue tactics, and hazardous materials. The RTFC Training Academy is an FAA approved training facility.
? Emergency Medical Training
All RTFC instructors are Texas Dept. of Health EMT-B or Paramedic certified and capable of presenting a variety of EMS courses, from First Aid, Refresher or Certification courses.
FOAMS: RTFC's waste water treatment plant can handle any type of foam desired. Our normal practice is to train with real (full strength) foam only.
BURNING SEASON: The RTFC Training Academy is open year around and available for night or weekend training dates if desired.
OTHER RESOURCES: Firefighters must provide their own bunker gear. RTFC will provide Scott SCBA for use on the field, or firefighters may bring their own SCBA.
DEGREE: A Fire Science degree is not offered by RTFC. However, RTFC does use several accredited adjunct instructors (depending upon the type of training desired) for a wide variety of courses. For example, RTFC annually conducts a 40 hour NFPA pump operators course, Hazardous Materials Technician Training courses, Rescue Technician Certification courses, etc. In addition, all career firefighters that become instructors at the RTFC Training Academy have received advanced training and experience in their respective fields of instruction.
EXPANSION: Plans for expansion are still in the design phase, with no time table for construction designated. o
SOUTH CAROLINA FIRE ACADEMY
ADDRESS: 141 Monticello Trail
Columbia, SC 29203
ANNUAL BUDGET: $6 million
PHONE: (803)896-9859 - Tammy Rowe - registrar
WEB SITE: www.scfa.state.sc.us for contacts and course schedules
OFF-SITE CONTRACT TRAINING: Yes
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR: Phillip Russell, resident training manager
INDUSTRIAL CHIEF: J. Strohecker, industrial marketing
INSTRUCTORS: 30 full-time staff and 350 part-time instructors
CLASSROOM: 6 classrooms, including a 250 capacity auditorium. Dormitory rooms and breakfast meals available. Student lunch may be included for selected courses.
APPARATUS: Equipped with three engines, one Arial, two ARFF vehicles, and one rescue unit.
OTHER RESOURCES: This Academy has 300 Scott 2.2 SCBAs, 300 spare cylinders, and 300 complete sets of firefighter protective gear, and the latest in emergency response equipment to reinforce all training. The academy provides Scott SCBAs and face pieces at no charge to any student. Firefighting protective clothing is available for renting if needed.
FIRE FIELD ACREAGE: 209 acres.
? 2-? story L.P. Gas fire burn building
? 1-? story Class A burn building
? Large open area search and attached three-story burn building under construction.
? A full compliment of flammable liquid and gas props.
? Full hazardous materials props, complete with leak props, distribution containers, and fix facility props.
? Hazardous materials training group also has 3 haz-mat technician trailers for off site training of technician level training and Chlorine response training.
? Air Monitoring is also a component of all technician level training.
? Large confined space training props on site, along with two large off-site training trailers. Equipment provided for all training in a wide array of both rope and wench based training, and air monitoring training.
CURRICULUM: The South Carolina Fire Academy has a desire to train municipal or industrial fire service in any area involving fire suppression, hazardous materials, technical rescue, incident command, and aircraft rescue. The academy is an approved FAA Aircraft Rescue Training Facility with interior and exterior ARFF props, teaching IFSAC Basic ARFF and ARFF Driver Operator programs and FAA required Refresher programs. The academy has one Basic ARFF program per month and conducts FAA required refreshers as needed by the customer. Technical Rescue programs are also offered, including trench, basic rope, collapse shoring, heavy object lifting and moving, technical search, and concrete breaking, cutting, and metal burning.
BURNING SEASON: Year Round.
ANNUAL ENROLLMENT: 20,000 students
ACCREDITED: IFSAC accredited in: Firefighter I & II, driver operator, instructor I, fire officer I, fire inspector I, aircraft rescue firefighter, ARFF driver operator, fire and life safety educator and hazardous materials operations.
EXPANSION: The South Carolina Fire Academy has under construction at this time a large open area search and attached 3 story burn building, a hazardous materials training building, an Urban Search and Rescue building, collapse shoring building, a trench prop, and a technical search prop. o
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO FIRE SCIENCE ACADEMY
ADDRESS: 100 University Ave
PO Box 877
Carlin, Nv. 89822
WEB SITE: www.fireacademy.unr.edu
ANNEX: The academy is located in Carlin, Nevada, approximately 4 1/2 hr drive from main campus in Reno.
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR: Denise Barclawski, executive director
INDUSTRIAL CHIEF: George Quick, assistant director for programs and operations
How many instructors are employed? What level of certification, expertise and experience is required to teach at your training school?
INSTRUCTORS: The academy has five full-time individuals qualified as instructors with an additional 30 plus adjunct instructors who are experts in their field.
MAX. STUDENTS AT ONE TIME: 600 depending on the type of training being completed.
CLASSROOMS: The academy has seven multimedia classrooms, a large capacity Auditorium and three field classrooms.
ACREAGE: The facility is built on 426 acres.
How many acres does your fire field cover? How many fire training props are available? How many of those props have to do with industrial fire training? Please give a brief overview of the industrial props available (process unit, storage tank, aerial cooler, pump alley, hazardous materials, confined space, high angle, etc.)? Please give details about the newest prop for industrial fire fighting that has been added at your school? Is there a shipboard fire fighting prop? What types of fuel do your props burn? What types of foam are permitted to be used? Are firefighters limited to training foam or can full strength fire foam be used?
FIRE PROPS: The University of Nevada, Reno Fire Science Academy is home to one of the most comprehensive training facilities in the world. Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned firefighter, the vast state-of-the-art campus includes hands-on training props and simulations designed to challenge experienced and novice firefighters alike. A variety of fires are simulated using a unique blend of fuels -- FSA
Fuel -- developed specifically for the academy.
The academy's comprehensive range of industrial props for intensive hands-on and live-fire field exercises includes:
The largest training tank in North America, the academy's 70-foot diameter, open-roof storage tank provides students the opportunity to practice skills required to extinguish a fire involving the entire roof, or a seal fire.
A simulated refinery gas plant or crude unit, with ancillary exchanges, piping, pumps, and adjacent storage tank may be used independently or in conjunction with other units.
The extreme radiant heat and high noise produced by an LPG fire can be experienced at this challenging station.
Two- and Three-Level Process Units
The two-level unit provides elevated locations with numerous liquid flange and seal leaks with LPG involvement. Three levels challenge the most experienced fire fighters with numerous stairs, limited access situations and demanding opportunities for multiple flange, seal and overhead fires. FSA Fuel and LPG are used to simulate various process unit pump and piping fires and flame impingement scenarios for multiple attack groups.
Truck Loading Rack and Adjacent Sample Point
A flammable-liquid loading facility is simulated at this prop, which includes opportunities for numerous flange, spill and pressure fires. A spiral stair challenges students accessing the top of the loading rack and tanker. A simulated sample point connected to the prop can be added to the loading rack fires or fought on its own.
This prop represents an oil field production pump with a wellhead packing leak. Highpressure liquid and gas fires produce high radiant heat for attacking firefighters. The prop can be used with the gas plant or by itself.
This prop can represent a compressed lube oil reservoir with associated piping. Flange leaks, including a high-pressure overhead liquid leak, present spill fire, radiant heat and approach problems for the attacking firefighters.
A product transfer unit common in the industry is reproduced to provide numerous pumps and motors with multiple flanges and seals. This challenging prop can put firefighters through their paces with multiple shut-off valves, overhead piping and access problems.
Dry Chemical Props
Training in effective incipient stage fire fighting is available at these proven dry-chemical props.
This prop simulates a railroad tank car located at a loading/unloading facility. The tank car allows students to handle vapor and liquid space impingement fires on a pressurized rail car. It also simulates a top-loading/unloading liquid fuel leak as well as challenging
ground-level fire scenarios.
Pipe Chase/Horizontal Storage Tank
Creating a challenging maneuver problem for multiple hose teams, the prop includes a large tank and pipe chase. The horizontal tank allows students to practice exposure protection in conjunction with fire fighting efforts. The pipe chase can also be used for training in combination attacks using water and dry chemical agents together to control a large pressurized flange fire.
Interior Fire Rescue Simulator-Ship Board Prop
This training prop allows personnel to conduct multi-story search and rescue operations. Theatrical smoke may be used to provide a more realistic training environment without exposing participants to the risk of a live-fire situation. This is especially useful when training entry-level personnel. For more advanced scenarios this prop offers the opportunity to fight both Class A and Class B interior fires using a variety of extinguishing agents as
well as conducting search and rescue procedures under live-fire conditions.
Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF)
The academy's aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) prop is one of only a few aircraft fire training props in the world fired with liquid petroleum fuels. This mock-up provides intense live-fire rescue simulations that create real-world training scenarios, enabling responders to achieve superior levels of incidence performance. The FSA's ARFF training is designed to meet all current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements for airport firefighters and others who respond to aircraft emergencies.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PROPS:
An industry process unit is reproduced with associated piping and flange leaks. This prop provides students a variety of scenarios in plugging, capping and patching to control leaks. Confined-space and rescue complications can be added to the scenario to further challenge hazmat teams.
Highway Tanker Trailers
Two highway liquid-materials carriers, including one overturned, offer a variety of leak control scenarios and other highway transportation emergencies common to every industrial facility and municipality in the world. Piping, tank-wall and dome-leak problems can be presented for practice by emergency responders and others charged with protecting urban and rural communities.
Railroad Tank Cars
Two railroad tank cars, including pressure and nonpressure, derailed and on the tracks, provide a range of training scenarios. Cars are fitted to provide a variety of leak simulations including valve packing, tank-wall punctures and tears, and piping failures. One tank is equipped to be "burned off" by responders during training. Skills practiced at this prop include those that contribute to a safe, efficient control effort and include lessons learned from previous railroad emergency settings to fend off potential disaster.
A 35-foot highway cargo trailer is available to simulate mixed-cargo and unknown-cargo scenarios, requiring extensive research by student hazmat teams to plan and execute successful control efforts. Warehouse and loading-dock scenarios can also be carried out.
OTHER TRAINING SETTINGS:
A variety of hazmat emergency settings can be reproduced using field classrooms, other structures and facilities available at the academy. Laboratories, maintenance shops, highways and city streets have been the settings for extremely effective training sessions.
RESCUE TRAINING PROPS:
FSA's rescue props are designed to sharpen the skills of industrial and municipal rescue squads and include:
The academy's tower is a 60-foot-high, multilevel prop, which includes confined-space features used for industrial or structural high-angle rescue. Mechanical raising and lowering systems can be practiced along with patient packaging and evacuation, pick-off techniques and self rescue. Overhangs for free falls are provided and highline systems can be used. A column with catwalks and multiple entry points at varying elevations are incorporated to
test the most experienced rescuer with external and internal industrial and confined-space rescues.
Surface Confined Spaces
This prop consists of several confined-space scenarios and challenging surfaces. A 25-foot high open hopper with ladder access to a catwalk at the top; a funnel bottom entering a tube passing to a vessel; and inchworm tubes and slick surfaces make it challenging to rescuers. Mechanical-advantage systems and other low-angle rescue techniques can be tested at this prop.
Underground Confined Spaces
Designed for the advanced confined-space rescuer, this underground prop poses a range of difficult problems within its depths. The prop is comprised of more than 200 linear feet of tunnels with varying sizes, connecting several "rooms." All aspects of underground confined space rescue can be presented, including ventilation, mapping, search, rescue and patient recovery.
The Fire Science Academy is known for its intense, real-life training and use of liquid petroleum fuels, which combine to provide exceptional live-fire experiences. The FSA uses a fuel developed specifically for the academy. "FSA Fuel" is a special blend of liquid petroleum, designed to blaze with high intensity, generating volumes of challenging thick black smoke.
FOAM: Students are required to use training foam.
BURNING SEASON: The Fire Science Academy is open year round.
SPECIAL EVENTS: We have an annual Spanish school, and several other annual events, mine rescue training/competitions and BLM Wildland Fire Training Schools.
OTHER RESOURCES: Firefighters are welcome to bring their own PPE and SCBA, however the academy also have the gear available for rent for each class. The academy has Scotts, MSA's, Survivair.
What training program do you offer that would be of special interest to industrial firefighters? Is there a published class curriculum with dates and time or can fire brigades schedule classes at their convenience? Can fire brigades rent the use of the fire field to conduct their own training? Does your school offer on-site contract training where instructors would visit the plants and refineries involved?
We can accomodate all of the above.
CURRICULUM: We do have a published training class schedule. Fire brigades can schedule classes at their convenience.
RENTAL: Brigades can rent/lease the field to conduct their own training.
OFF-SITE CONTRACT TRAINING: The academy offers off-site and Consulting Services, where we can deliver many of our classes or customize a class and present it anywhere in the world.
Does your school offer a degree in fire science? Is your school IFSAC or ProBoard accredited?
DEGREE: The academy does not currently offer a degree in fire science.
ACCREDITATION: The academy is currently working towards obtaining IFSAC and BroPoard Certification.
EXPANSION: FSA is always looking at ways to improve our facility, props and curriculum. We do have several plan to expand as demand dictates and funds allow. o
WASHINGTON STATE PATROL FIRE TRAINING ACADEMY
ANNUAL BUDGET: Approximately $1.5 million dollars.
ADDRESS: 80510 SE Grouse Ridge Road
Post Office Box 1273
North Bend, Washington 98045-1273
WEB SITE: Washington State Patrol home page link to State Fire Marshal
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR: Michael Matlick.
INDUSTRIAL CHIEF: Michael Aboe.
INSTRUCTORS: There are 2 full time instructors employed at the Training Academy with 55 contract instructors providing the majority of the instruction.
CERTIFICATION: All instructors must meet as a minimum NFPA Fire Instructor Level 1, complete an instructor interview process and an instructor certification program prior to instructing classes.
CLASSROOM: Four classrooms are available for use for a maximum of 30 students per room. Our HazMat training facility is utilized as an auditorium for our fire department recruit school graduations holding up to 250 persons.
MAX. STUDENTS AT ONE TIME: Total number of students that could utilize the site on any day is 150, this includes classroom and live fire exercises.
ANNUAL ENROLLMENT: Between 5,000 - 6,000 individuals.
ACADEMY ACREAGE: 52 acres
PROPS: There are 8-flammable liquid burn props that utilize a gas/diesel fuel mixture provided from two 20,000 above ground tanks.
? Pad 1 - "Cars at the Curb" provides training for combating flowing fuel fires coming from three vehicles alongside a curb with street drains.
? Pad 2 - "Overturned Tanker" consists of two sides: dome cover and under carriage. Fire fighters must advance on tanker to secure valving and leaking dome cover.
? Pad 3 - Provides four different training props for portable fire extinguisher: trough for fire in depth, 3-dimentional tank, pump prop and electrical distribution panel.
? Pad 4 - Can be utilized for hazardous material oil recovery from a large area of water and it is also used for large scale flammable liquid tank fires.
? Pad 5 - "Helicopter/Air Craft" provides training for military and first in municipal fire departments on helicopter/air craft crash and fire fighting.
? Pad 6 - "Loading Dock" provides training in combating fires involving a fuel truck at a loading dock.
? Pad 7 - "Overhead Flange" provides training on advancing towards oil spray fires emitting from an upper and lower flange rupture.
? Pad 8 - "Fuel Farm" provides training for advancing on burning fuel tank with a floating lid and a small cracking tower.
The Burn Building prop provides interior structure fires in four tower rooms, a large scale warehouse and trailer rooms. The fuel utilized for these fires are wooden pallets inspected for contaminates. The burning of liquid fuels is prohibited in this structure. In addition, this building provides props for conducting extensive search and rescue operations, firefighter survivability, ladder operations and multiple company operations.
Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) prop is a state of the art device designed to meet the needs of airport firefighters. The props consist of everything needed to meet category A, B, C, D and E aircraft firefighting. The prop utilizes Jet "A" fuel for its fires and AFFF is authorized for extinguishment. The Training Academy is equipped with three fully operational airport crash trucks for student use.
Marine Firefighting Prop consists of a two story engine room complex designed to provide training for both diesel and steam powered vessels. In addition, the prop has been expanded by the use of steel containers to include passageways, accommodation space fires, down wires and long hose runs giving a more realistic shipboard experience. The fuel used in the engine room is #2 diesel and in the accommodation space wood pallets are burned.
Hazardous Materials Building is a full service prop providing training in all areas of response. This prop includes a below grade confined space rescue, vertical rescue tower, rail car, inter-model containers, ammonia, chlorine, loading dock and overturned tankers. In addition, the facility has been used to instruct clandestine labs fires.
FOAMS: Extinguishment is accomplished by the use of water and "Micro Blaze" training foam. Standard firefighting foams are not used due to our fuel/water separator system.
BURNING SEASON: The school is open year round, but students are reminded that we are located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain range and winter driving condition may be in effect. We are not affected by burn restrictions with the exception of a state-wide burn ban during extreme wildland fire seasons.
OTHER RESOURCES: Bunker gear and SCBA's can be provided by the Training Academy. SCBA's provided are the MSA-MMR and all students must be fit-tested to use this equipment in accordance with Washington State Administration Codes.
CURRICULUM: The only training program we offer is a 24-hr Industrial Brigades class meeting the standards of NFPA 600. This class is scheduled by the individual companies on the dates that fit their needs.
RENTAL: All training props and areas are available for rent by fire brigades. The Fire Training Academy will provide fuel operators and facilitators to assistant the instructors.
INSTRUCTORS: Currently the Fire Training Academy does not have any qualified industrial instructors. Fire Science programs are offered through local Community Colleges.
EXPANSION: There is no expansion planned at this time for the Academy.o