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1 Let’s take a virtual tour the PEIFFA Fire School Facility Entering through the gates to our Training Centre heading north, you can see the Classroom and the Warehouse buildings.

2 The Fire School Training Centre belongs to all Fire Fighters on the Island.

3 Just down the road heading west to the training area, is the “Block House”, a multi- story building used for a variety of training purposes.

4 Immediately to the west side of the “Block House”, is the Flammable Liquid Pit.

5 Live Fire Training Simulator South, of the Flammable Liquid Pit, is the “Live Fire Training Simulator” It was recently renovated to increase it’s size and effectiveness with the addition of a number of additional container sections

6 Live Fire Training Simulator Undergoing Renovations


8 South of the “Live Fire Training Simulator”, is the Ladder Tower.

9 Let’s take a look at each of the individual buildings and their use.


11 First, is the Classroom Building used for lectures, administration, break/lunch area. The basement area is used for practical training during inclement weather.

12 In the basement below the classroom building, steel beams were installed in order to remove the “support posts” and provide more room for practical Training.

13 In August of 2005 Holland College Fire Fighter Training Program Initiated and Their New Student Building was Added to Our Site

14 Next is the “Warehouse”, which has been divided into two main areas. The front half is used for storage including the Haz-Mat Trailer, Engines, Confined Space Simulator (between the two bays), Compressor Room, and Tool Crib. The rear half houses the “Interior Building Simulator”.

15 View, looking south.

16 Looking towards the rear of the Warehouse is a view of the “Interior Building Simulator” (note the balcony below the ladder with window & roof simulator used for different rescue scenarios).

17 Here is a view of the vertical tank section of the Confined Space Simulator (approximately 18’ or 6 meters in height) with overhead catwalk

18 Here a view of the inside of the vertical tank showing the platform used to access the subterranean area of the simulator

19 Interior Ladder from Vertical Tank.

20 View of the bottom of the vertical tank (note the culvert connecting the lateral tank to the vertical tank).

21 View of Vertical and Lateral tanks and connecting culvert.



24 View of work platforms above both tanks.



27 Confined Space Rescue Course in progress.

28 Victim removal from lateral tank opening.

29 Rescue completed.

30 Use of Tool Staging Area (Tool Pool).

31 Rescue Scenario using top hatch on lateral tank.

32 Incident Commander using balcony of “Interior Building Simulator” as Command Post during a Confined Space Rescue Scenario.

33 View of inside of Warehouse. Note double doors (bottom right) for tool crib lock-up.

34 Inside view of Tool crib and an assortment of equipment available.

35 Inside view of tool crib showing SCBA and spare cylinders storage

36 Confined Space course equipment storage in Tool Crib

37 “Interior Building Simulator” with a view of the balcony for second floor ladder work and rescue scenarios. Above that, a roof simulator on the third level is equipped with a prefab chimney and an asphalt shingled roof.

38 Single window on second story for use during ladder rescues.

39 Once inside the “Interior Building Simulator” is the staging, critique and classroom area.

40 Note the floor plan on the Chalkboard and the covered 2” X 4” studs to the immediate right of the blackboard used during Rope Rescue and for Rappels training.

41 Here is the main partition dividing the Warehouse. The stairway leads to the second floor of the Simulator.

42 Opposite view showing secondary access to the second floor.

43 Primary access to the first floor area.

44 View of perimeter corridor and visible on the floor are two 38 mm double jacket cotton hoses modified to simulate charged lines. (Pea Gravel and Air Pressure in Lieu of Water)

45 Doors, door frames and blanks can be inserted/removed so as to change the layout of each area and further divide the spaces within.

46 Note the hinges so the door can be lifted out of the way and replaced with the a blank panel to create a continuous wall.

47 Here is a view of two connecting rooms. Note that a partition with a reduced entry point can be moved across the doorway opening in order to increase the challenge

48 View of the interior stairway leading to the second floor. Just above to the right of the stairway is a panel that can be folded down over the stairs to separate the ground and second floors, enabling two different scenarios to be conducted at the same time.

49 First room on the right on the second floor from the top of the stairs is where the attic access hatch is located. If you look closely in the doorway, you can see the bottom of the chimney.

50 A better view of our attic access hatch.

51 Attic access hatch in operation.

52 Permanent access ladder, located in the truck bay, is used by instructors to access the roof simulator emergency escape hatch.

53 North view of roof simulator.

54 South view of roof simulator.

55 Note to the left side of the escape hatch door frame, part of the attic hatch can be seen on the floor.

56 On second floor, of the simulator, is a floor opening which can be used to assist in improving fire fighter trainees search techniques and also for simulated confined space entries.

57 With the floor cover removed, if the trainees do not properly sound the floor area during search techniques, they will drop 10 inches. The false floor (2” X 4”s) can be removed providing an opening for vertical entry through the floor to simulate a confined space opening.

58 We are back to north east corner of the warehouse, first floor, note the wall for rope rescue scenarios.

59 Same wall, north east corner of the warehouse, showing the interior building simulator being used for a Rope Rescue course.

60 South wall of the interior building simulator being used for Rope Rescue course.

61 Block House is used primarily for Firefighter Level I courses, salvage operations, practical phase, however, it has also adapted for Rope Rescue courses.

62 On the second floor, by the east wall, are two load rated anchor plates attached and fitted through the concrete floor.

63 Above the window frame, a load rated re-direct anchor point.

64 Rope Rescue scenario, from the second floor west window.




68 Ladder Tower is used during Firefighter Level I as well as for Rope Rescue Training.





73 Our recently renovated “Live Fire Training Simulator” consists of shipping containers connected to each other and is designed to simulate “Real” fire conditions

74 The oil fired burner provides the heating of a cylindrical pipe mounted within the container. A burn tray mounted on top of the pipe permits the use of one bale of hay as the fuel.

75 Burner close-up.

76 Inside view north container’s burn tray.

77 After burner operation of approx 10 minutes, the straw has ignited and both containers are filled with smoke all the way down to approximately knee level.

78 Close up of burn tray and guards. Note heat pipe feeding burn tray. Thermocouple used to control burner

79 Inside container wall and view of burn tray. Ventilation simulator boxes are located directly above the burn tray.

80 The entry doors have been designed to prevent damage to hoselines and permit the closure of the door after entry.

81 Pry-able door hardware is used on all entry doors for forcible entry practice

82 Double doors open (note the burn tray) Concrete was poured on the floor throughout the container with and inch slope from mid point to the double doors for easier flushing of debris & water. Sacrificial walls & ceiling used to protect container from heat contact.


84 Upon entry through the south door, the passage way requires students to follow correct hose handling procedures

85 Fire in progress

86 Roof Ventilation simulator in use.

87 Newly Renovated Live Fire Training Simulator In Use



90 CONCLUSION This completes the virtual tour of the Prince Edward Island Firefighter’s Association – Fire School At this time, on behalf of the Association, we would like to extend an invitation to you and your staff to visit us. Thank you for having your interest in our facilities.

91 CONTACTS If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact either: Miles Boulter - Chief Instructor at (902) 566-4133 (H) (902) 393-1881 (Cell) Bill Gourley – President PEIFFA at (902) 621-0250 (H) (902) 626-6156 (Cell)

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