The City of Kingston and Kingston Fire and Rescue are developing a state of the art fire training facility where public safety agencies, government, educational and industrial user groups can develop their practical and emergency response skills.

The facility is being developed over four phases, phase one is complete and phase two is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2013. The Centre is being developed in accordance with the Master Fire Plan which recommended the establishment of a training facility where emergency response personnel can develop their skills.

The ‘centre of learning excellence' is critical to enhancing training and education programs that develop and maintain the level of preparedness required to meet the expectations of our community. This facility coupled with first class training and education programs will allow Kingston Fire & Rescue to provide the highest level of expertise in emergency response.

Future Facility Rental:

After the completion of Phase two the facility will offer training, courses and site/prop rentals to other public safety organizations, levels of government, educational institutions and industrial user groups throughout Eastern Ontario.

Facility Features:

Phase 1:

  • Six story training tower providing both building interior and exterior training
    • Draeger kitchen fire prop
    • Draeger bedroom fire prop
    • A ‘Class A' high temperature annex
    • Chemical smoke
    • ‘Class A' smoke
    • Movable walls
    • Forcible entry props
    • Fire alarm, voice communication, f/f phones, standpipe, hose cabinet, sprinkler systems
    • Stuck elevator prop
    • Confined space and firefighter survival props
  • Pond
    • Water/ice rescue
    • Drafting
    • High volume pumping
    • Pump testing
    • Multiple handline prop
  • Driver Training Road circuit
    • Various roadways and surface types
    • Urban street
    • Rural roads and rural driveways
  • Extrication training area
    • Extrication pit
    • Multiple road surfaces
    • Electrical pole fire, wires down
  • Tanker shuttle operations
  • Rural driveway to fire tower
  • Urban approach to fire tower

Phase 2:

  • Confined space rescue training
  • Trench rescue training
  • Wind turbine prop/high angle rescue
  • Flat roof, pitched roof, ceiling breach training
  • Rail Road derailment, 200' of track, 3 rail cars, road crossing
  • Haz mat training
  • Fixed fuel tank props
  • Draeger propane fire props
    • Car
    • Quad with multiple training opportunities

Facility Mission Statement

The City of Kingston shall design and construct a state of the art Fire Training Centre for firefighters so they can develop and maintain their skills in emergency operations within the City of Kingston and to provide opportunities for the training needs of other municipal departments and multiple disciplines from the government and private sectors in the greater region of the City of Kingston.