Rocky Mountain Emergency Services Training Center
The Rocky Mountain Emergency Services Training Center (RMESTC) in Helena, Montana, provides some of the most realistic first responder training available in the world today. In operation since 1996, the facility and its training services continue to be refined and improved by the Helena Regional Airport Authority. Morrison-Maierle was there since the beginning, designing the initial Aircraft Rescue Firefighting (ARFF) training center.
Recently, a $947,000 upgrade was completed and Morrison-Maierle provided the funding guidance, design and specifications, and construction management. Additions to the RMESTC include four mobile training units that include a HAZMAT trainer, structural fire fighting trainer, mobile car fire, and a Blackhawk helicopter trainer – the first of its kind.
The training center includes a propane fueled spill fire trainer, propane fueled specialized aircraft fire trainer, a 1.2-mile long driving track, and an 11,700 square foot training building. The two-story training building features classrooms, locker rooms, equipment rooms, offices, control room, and attached vehicle storage bay.