Live fire training buildings

Buildings with a focus on creating good triggers.

The most common problem I see with training buildings is that the training environment does not reflect reality. The things firefighters see does not match what they are supposed to do.

This creates wrong and potentially dangerous connections between triggers and behaviors.

This is not an easy problem to solve but we can provide firefighters with better training.

I can help you with:

  • Initially identifying which limitations exists in, space, environmental restrictions, health concerns or budget.
  • Give an overview of the benefits and drawbacks using different types of building materials and construction types.
  • Assist with choosing the right fuel type, for instance wood, HVO or propane.
  • Designing individual modules for practicing various skills or methods.
    Evaluating and writing performance criteria for the building.
  • Create a draft 3D-drawing on a possible layout och placement of specific features.
  • Leave an estimate for the construction of the building together with local partners.
Open fire zone

Insulated open fire zone:

  • Fuel-limited fire behavior demonstrations.
  • Suppression exercises.
Observation zone

Large open observation zone:

  • Observation of demonstrations.
  • Suppression exercises.
Robust floor

Robust stone floor:

  • Heat protection.
  • Mechanic force protection.
  • Water drainage.
Smoke curtains

Movable smoke and flame curtains:

  • Smoke layer height control.
  • Smoke layer flow path control.
Model zone

Small scale model fire zone:

  • Fan assisted smoke outlet.
  • Insulated linings.
  • Large space for inside observers.
Smoke outlet

Fan assisted smoke outlet:

  • Large opening in ceiling.
  • Instructor controlled hatch.
  • Insulated.
Double doors

Double doors:

  • Smoke layer height control.
  • Air intake.
  • Pressure relief.
Wide doors

Wide double doors:

  • Large opening for outside observers.

High temperature insulation:

  • Protection of the structure.
  • Reducing heat loss.
  • Reducing steam conversation.