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RTFC Training Academy

Located on approximately nine acres of land, the RTFC Training Academy is where seasoned RTFC instructors shape the heroes of tomorrow. Only those with the fortitude to handle the pressures of industrial firefighting and emergency response make it through the academy.

All of the acreage is put to good use with our on-site features, structures, and training props that produce live fire, hazardous material, and rescue training opportunities. Training is a serious matter, so the equipment on hand is meant to give trainees a rigorous and real experience.

On-Site Features
  • common industrial and municipal fire hydrants, sprinkler systems, and foam systems
  • 220,000-gallon water tank that provides 10,000 GPM fire water flow to the training field via two diesel and electric fire pumps
  • 10,000-gallon kerosene tank and a 19,000-gallon propane storage tank provide fuel for fire training props
  • 250,000-gallon waste water treatment plant for runoff water
  • classrooms with seating capacities of 100
  • modern audio/visual training equipment
  • restroom, rehab, and showering facilities
  • fully stocked and functional medical clinic
Firefighting Support Building
  • Administrative offices
  • Three drive-through bays
  • Break room
  • Dispensary
Field Training Structures
  • A large process unit that duplicates virtually all of the common potential emergencies found in petrochemical plants today. Largest in the US (150×83 ft.)
  • Four story burn building for conducting interior firefighting
  • Concrete slab provides realistic fire development and protects the environment
  • Over 22 individual Kerosene & LGP fires
  • Comprehensive water spray system for protection and realistic training
  • 3 Towers: 25, 30, and 45 ft. for High Angle Rescues
  • Instructor Control System – provides realistic Fire Growth/Fire Extinguishment

Training Simulators

Pump Alley

This prop is a series of 4 product pumps, located within the Industrial Process Unit, and is capable of producing LPG fires on one or multiple pumps simultaneously. Students learn how to approach these fires, setup portable equipment and successfully isolate block valves on multiple pieces of equipment.

Truck Loading Terminal

This training prop consists of multiple flange leaks and pipe ruptures which spill to a holding area that may be ignited. This type of training allows students to learn the dangers and techniques associated with emergencies involving the loading or unloading of tankers. This prop also has three dimensional fire capabilities for large volume drychem and hydrochem attacks.

Multi-Store Fire Structure

This building can be used to simulate either house, office or apartment fires and consists of multiple rooms upstairs and downstairs, all capable of burning Class A materials for firefighting. This structure provides intense heat and zero visibility, while allowing students to practice search and rescue, attack, standpipe, ventilations and overhaul operations. False wall and ceiling areas allow for forcible entry and vertical ventilation.

High Angle and Confined Space Rescue Training

The RTFC Training Academy has multiple props available, in which to conduct high angle and confined space rescue operations. These props include: pipes, vessels, reactors, and and drums all of which are equipped with a variety of horizontal and vertical access entry configurations to meet 29 CFR 1910.146 regulations. In addition, the RTFC Training Academy regularly conducts rescue training courses on board The U.S.S. Lexington Aircraft Carrier Museum. This decommissioned aircraft carrier provides a unique training environment with many confined spaces, most of which are in parts of the ship not accessible to tourists.