DFS Facility Features
Main Administration and Classroom Building
Three classrooms, a 110 seat lecture hall, media library a multi-function fire station and a hose tower, administrative offices, vehicle maintenance and print shop.
Temporary Buildings and Outdoor Classrooms
Two outdoor classrooms. Two temporary, modular building set-up to house additional staff when the Department of Fire Services was created in 1995 and the Office of the State Fire Marshal joined the Massachusetts Firefighting and the Hazardous Material Response Program in a single agency.
Training Resource Center
Books, magazines, codes, standards, videos and multimedia training aids.
Live fire building with four stories, 17 rooms and two interior stairwells. The walls and ceilings of the building are protected by refractory cement to a temperature of 2,400 degrees F. Interior structural firefighting classes are conducted in this building to allow students to gain experience under actual live fire conditions.
Six stories with artificial smoke, sprinkler and standpipe system, a stairwell pressure / purge ventilation system, rappel bollards and a fire escape. Each room in the tower is configured to be slightly different from the others to provide a variety of training challenges.
Three complete working riser systems, a fire department connection and a sprinkler head demonstration enclosure.
Five triple combination pumping engines, one "Quint" aerial ladder and one aerial ladder.
Confined Space Training Prop
Realistic cable vault, manhole, window and safety access door.
Three types of flammable gas, 16 different training props, command and safety tower 2,200 gallons per minute high pressure water supply and water recycling system.
More than 200,000 square feet of paved training area.
Water Recovery and Treatment System
Capable of capturing, treating and recycling up to 75 percent of the water used for training
19,000 gallons water, dry hydrant, surface hatch, stream collector and fixed deck gun.
One mile woodland fitness trail with improved surface, 11 exercise stations and 16 different pieces of exercise equipment, is adjacent to the training facility.
Dining facility with 70 seats serving meals for students and staff.
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