Public Safety Training Campus
The Montgomery County Community College also uses the training campus for its Municipal Police Academy, Police In-Service training program and Fire Science classes. The Montgomery County Sheriff Department stages its Bomb Disposal Unit at the training campus as well.
Organizations are able to rent the facility’s classrooms, auditorium, and training grounds.
Requests must be made at least four weeks prior to trainng or facility use.
This 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 apparatus bays housing an aerial platform and three engines.
It also serves as the backup for the County’s 911 Communications and Emergency Operations Centers. There are 18 workstations and one supervisor station in the backup 911 Center. It operates in tandem with the 911 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.
Structural Burn Building
The burn building usually operates from April 15th to November 15th every year. The 20,000-square-foot 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 Drill Tower is an open four and five-story structure with a wide variety of uses, including 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.
Flammable Gas Pad, Drafting Pit and Smoke House
Additional fire fighter training facilities at the training campus include a two-story Smoke House, Drafting Pit and Flammable Gas Pad.
The Smoke House contains a maze to familiarize trainees with the use of breathing apparatus and to practice search and rescue skills.
The Drafting Pit is for training in pump operations and the Flammable Gas Pad is used for fire extinguisher training.
Tactical Resonse Training Center
The Tactical Response Training Center is primarily a Firearms Training Complex and is comprised of an indoor 50 yard range, an indoor 100 yard range and a classroom equipped with a firearms simulator (FATS).
The ranges provide for training with handguns, rifles, shotguns, and light automatic weapons. Both ranges feature turning targets and each is equipped with two lateral moving targets, commonly referred to as running man targets.
Live Fire Shoot House
The Live Fire Shoot House is comprised of five rooms and three breaching doors. The facility provides training for law enforcement officers in close quarters combat and high risk entries.