BURN BUILDINGS

Current Projects

Tulsa Fire Department Live Fire Training Structure
Tulsa Fire Department Training Center and Homeland Security Building -- This is a new five-story live fire training structure in the process of being lined throughout with System 203.

  

Orange County New York Live Fire Training Structure
Orange County Department of Public Works, Goshen NY - This 1700 sq ft building features three stories, includes 13 burn rooms and can simulate a variety of fires, including attic and basement fires. Located at the Fire Training Center in New Hampton, it has a 30 year life span.



Burn Buildings | Live Fire Training | Fire Training Simulator

Overview 

HTL live fire training structure or burn building designs offer a logical balance between initial construction costs and long-term maintenance expenses while providing the safest training environment possible. These designs render affordable, yet extremely durable, training structures that include multiple burn rooms on each level. The structures we design are protected throughout with System 203, the best structural protective lining system available today for all types of burn rooms.  

Responder Series Training Structure
 
 

Rescuer Series Training Structure
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harrisburg Area Community College


Above is a photo of the interior of Harrisburg Area Community College, which presented a real challenge to our craftsmen. 

We have customers all over the United States, as well as in other countries. Although we are a licensed general contractor in many states, it's impractical for HTL to act as the general contractor on most new burn buildings. Why send crews from Virginia to build a building in Nebraska? In such cases, HTL will assist the customer in designing and budgeting their entire project. Structures are then constructed by local contractors. We find that local participation in the construction process makes sense economically and politically while delivering a first-class training facility to our customers.

HTL provides the labor to install System 203, as well as furnishing and installing temperature monitoring systems, and firebrick floors. Refractory lintels provided by HTL will be installed by your local mason.

HTL does act as the general contractor on most renovation projects, self performing concrete repair work, masonry work, and the installation of doors, windows, etc.

When assisting in the design of a live fire training structure, HTL anticipates the following:

  • Burns will be conducted throughout the structure for fire training 
  • Fire loadings will vary to some degree and fire is not always controllable 
  • Standard operating procedures may be violated on occasion
  • Fires will not be confined to the rooms containing the fire loading
  • Fires often extend to adjacent rooms or out of windows and doors
  • Maintenance money is hard to come by and unscheduled down time is unacceptable
  • Training evolutions will likely increase annually due to logistical demand

Per standard operating procedures, after a fire is ignited, it is fed with additional Class A materials to increase its intensity.
 
 
Wood pallets, straw or hay are just some of the items used in Class A fire evolution training.

 

 

  Our designs include the following:

  1. System 203 throughout the structure
  2. Multiple burn rooms on each level
  3. Temperature monitoring systems (TMS) throughout
  4. Durable doors and window shutters that can be easily replaced
  5. Ventilation simulator props
  6. Forced entry simulators
  7. Fire brick floors throughout to prevent spalling and burned knees
  8. Optional garages, commercial spaces, stair towers, etc.

Doors/Window shutters

Ventilation hatch
 

Fire brick floor