Training Centre Facilities

The City of Fredericton owns a state-of-the-art training facility to train a new generation of firefighters and emergency response teams. A training tower and surrounding training pads can accommodate every conceivable fire and public safety training operation.

Training tower

The four-storey tower is designed to simulate all the real-world conditions firefighters and emergency response teams will face in their daily duties. The tower has four working deck levels, ideal for rappelling and laddering. There are also two burn rooms, one on the first floor and the other on the second floor. The flames are fuelled by natural gas.

Training pads

There are several pads surrounding the tower for training in vehicle extraction, fire extinguisher training, confined space training, and a drafting pit for pump testing and training on drafting water. The Fredericton Fire Department uses about half of available training time to train its own crews, with the remainder offered to other Maritime fire departments and Emergency Response Teams.

Multimedia classrooms

The adjacent Northside Fire Station provides classroom space. The lessons learned here are quickly applied to training in the nearby training tower.

Emergency Response Team training

The training facility affords an opportunity for the police to practice real-life scenarios in a controlled environment. Eleven members of the Fredericton Police Force Emergency Response Team recently performed surveillance, evaded detection, scaled fencing, and a mock hostage-taking incident during a training session at the Fredericton Public Safety Training Centre.