This ARFF project is set up to provide top to bottom training for Alaska’s firefighters. To that end, it includes features like thermo-coupler propane burners that surround the prop are computer driven from the building’s control room. A specialized aircraft trainer provides an active mockup with ten ‘fireplaces’ that allow fire training capabilities for the cockpit, galley, restroom, passenger area, baggage hold, tire, and engine fires.
Training building functions include ARFF vehicle bays, turn-out gear areas, laundry, locker rooms, a draft well, a tiered lecture room, two classrooms, offices, and a reception area on the first level. The lecture room has camera and video capabilities to accommodate distance learning.
Part of the facility can also be used as an emergency response area with space for future classrooms. This project was designed to add vehicle storage space in the future.
Finally, a 15-acre, off-road driving course for ARFF vehicles is located near the facility behind a security fence to help train emergency service drivers.