The Fire Training Facility is the primary facility for the Training Division. The Training Officer and two Assistant Training Officers operate out of this building. Located on appoximately eleven acres of land, the building itself is roughly 13,000 square feet. Included in the building are three classrooms that can hold up to twenty five students each. Two of the classes can be combined into one if a larger classroom is needed. Numerous classes, which include those held for new recruits, continuing education classes for department personnel, and others established by Fayetteville Technical Community College are held here annualy.
The Fire Training Tower is the newest resource located at the Fire Training Facility. Construction was completed on this building in January of 2011. It was built to replace the old training tower located on North Eastern Boulevard next to the Fayetteville Botanical Garden. The new tower is a four story building with several trainining simulators built into it. Personnel can train on areas such as fire suppression, ventilation, rope rescue, search and rescue, forced entry, and more.
The Fayetteville Fire Training Facility is equipped with the resources necessary to train personnel on Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting. The FFD provides around the clock protection for the Fayetteville Regional Airport which offers air services to the City of Fayetteville and much of the surrounding areas. The burn simulator allows our personnel as well as other departments from across the state to simulate procedures for rescuing people from aircraft fires. The simulator, which is supplied by LP gas for use in burning exercises, has several sensors around the equipment that detect water and will extinguish the fire appropriately when training.
The Aircraft Search and Rescue simulator allows personnel to train on the proper techniques for removing victims from a downed aircraft. Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting is a specialized area that requires additional as well as specilized resources than that of a typical fireground incident.
A major portion of the job responsibilities for department personnel is to know how to drive and operate a fire apparatus. The resources needed to train and test our personnel are located here at the Fire Training Facility. Personnel have the ability to utilize the fire apparatus, equipment, and the driving course in their training. Every firefighter must go through a Driver Operator Qualification Program where they demonstrate their ability to effectively drive and operate a fire appratus
The Fire Training Facility also offers training in specialized fields such as confined space and trench rescue. The Confined Space simulator provides several tunnels and containers that allows personnel to conduct exercises that help prepare them for actual emergency situations.
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