Multi-Story Burn Building
The multi-story burn building is designed and constructed to provide many scenarios for firefighter training. These include but are not limited to:
- Hose handling
- Interior fire attack
- Rope rescue
- SCBA training
- Search and rescue
- Utilization and support of fire protection systems
About the Building
The building is constructed of steel reinforced concrete with 4 inches of concrete cover over the steel on the hot face side of the ceiling. Also, 3/4 inch plywood is bolted to these ceilings to provide sacrificial shielding to the concrete, to prevent spalling due to thermal cycling.
Windows & Doors
Windows and doors are constructed of heavy gauge galvanized steel. The doors have simple to operate latches, both inside and out to provide safe entry and egress.
The building is equipped with a standpipe system. The sprinkler system utilizes fused link heads, or may be activated manually with open heads to demonstrate how sprinklers control fires.
The multistory is divided into 2 sections. The east side simulates garden type apartments, condominiums, or 2 story single-family residences. It is commonly referred to as the residential side. The west side commonly referred to as the commercial side as it simulates high racks storage areas, strip centers, small manufacturing occupancies, hotel / motel rooms, or office buildings.
The elevator shaft simulator physically connects the 2 sides of the structure. It is to be used as an area of safe refuge and egress in emergencies, and provide hookup to the standpipe system. Fires are not permitted in this space, or in any space adjacent to the shaft so designated by the signs or floor and wall markings. Vertical access is also provided for in this shaft, via a ladder up through spring loaded floor hatches.