Outside organizations may rent the facility’s classrooms, auditorium, and training grounds. Requests must be made at least four weeks prior to training or facility use. Requests can be made by clicking here: Facility Request.
The Administrative Building has 10 classrooms, an auditorium that seats 225, a full kitchen and cafeteria, a pump maintenance room, an immersion lab, equipment and locker room, and several apparatus bays.
It also serves as the backup for the County’s 9-1-1 Communications and Emergency Operations Centers. There are 18 workstations and one supervisor station in the backup 9-1-1 Center. It operates in tandem with the 9-1-1 Communications Center in Eagleville during large-scale events and it can be operated in place of the Eagleville facility if communications there are knocked out.
Practical Training Facilities: Fire, Rescue, and EMS
Structural Burn Building
The 20,000 square-foot Structural Burn Building has three sections configured to simulate the types of structures firefighters are most likely to encounter in Montgomery County: a two-story residential structure, two-story commercial structure, and a four-story high rise structure.
It includes simulated office cubicles, both internal and external high-rise fire escapes, and rappelling anchors attached to the roof. There is also a thermal coupling system installed to monitor the temperature inside and a sprinkler system.
The burn building typically operates from April 15th to November 15th every year.
The Drill Tower is an open four- and five-story structure designed to support aerial apparatus and ladder training, rappelling, rope rescue training, multi-story hose advancement, and use of standpipes. The interior is accessible by stairways and there are window openings at various levels.
The two-story Smoke House contains a maze to familiarize trainees with the use of breathing apparatus and to practice search and rescue skills.
The Public Safety Training Campus also features a drafting pit for pump operations training and a flammable gas pad for fire extinguisher training.
Practical Training Facilities: Law Enforcement
Tactical Response Training Center
The Tactical Response Training Center is composed of a live firearms training complex (indoor 50 and 100-yard ranges) and a firearms simulator (FATS).
Both ranges accept handguns, rifles, shotguns, and light automatic weapons, feature turning targets, and are equipped with two lateral moving targets (running man targets).
Live Fire Shoot House
The Live Fire Shoot House provides training for law enforcement officers in close quarters combat and high-risk entries. It contains five rooms and three breaching doors.