This fire training campus is on a 10-acre site near Boulder Reservoir and includes an 8,700-sf, state-of-the-art training tower; a 2,700-sf burn building; a 5,800-sf classroom and administration building; and roads and utilities. The design incorporates natural day lighting to reduce energy consumption, employed local construction materials and emphasizes water efficiency. The center lets firefighters simulate a floor collapse, an elevator rescue and the close quarters of an attic fire.
The administration building allows for the training of up to 200 firefighters in state-of-the-art classrooms and two large apparatus bays. The building features administration space for multiple jurisdictions and allows local, rural fire districts to have a place to train.
City of Boulder
Roth Sheppard Architects
In the training tower, specific locations are designated for extrication training, propane fire scenarios, attic and garage fire simulations and rappelling practice. The burn building allows firefighters to experience actual fires that burn more cleanly and with less pollution than in older facilities.