The Rocky Mountain Emergency Services Training Center (RMESTC) continually provides some of the most realistic emergency responder training in the world. Located at the Helena Regional Airport in Helena, Montana, the RMESTC is designed to provide specialized training for all emergency responders in a safe and controlled environment.
Our Aircraft Rescue Firefighting (ARFF) training programs have been modified to provide students the most hands-on training available. Any scenario encountered on an airfield can be re-created and tailored to produce the most realistic training available. Classes available include a 40-hour basic ARFF certification and the re-certification course. Classes can also be added for groups of eight or more.
The RMESTC has acquired multiple emergency simulation devices that further the scope of training received. Additional equipment includes four mobile Fire Training Simulators; a Blackhawk Helicopter, Structural Fire Simulator, Car Trainer, as well as a HazMat trainer.
FedEx and Delta Airlines each donated a decommissioned aircraft to the RMESTC; a Boeing 727 FedEx cargo plane as well as a CRJ-200 regional jet. Having these two state-of-the-art aircraft onsite for various training missions is invaluable to many of the regional ARFF crews that train at the Center. These new training devices allow the most hands-on application of emergency situations using actual aircraft the ARFF Fire Fighters can expect to encounter.
The RMESTC has recently acquired all new SCBA’s as well as turn-out gear for all RMESTC students. The SCBA’s come equipped with high capacity 4500 psi bottles and full communication capability. The communications within the SCBA’s allow seamless instruction and communication with our RMESTC instructors. A new cascade bottle filling station was also installed to keep up with the demand of higher capacity bottles.
In addition to the state-of-the-art ARFF training available, the RMESTC is also home to a 1.2 mile closed driving track and six acre skid pad. The track can be rented for many different uses. Some of the current users are law enforcement, motorcycle safety, Helena Valley Timing Association (drag races) and SCCA (Sports Car Club of America). Classroom space can also be rented for meetings and events. For more information, visit our Rent the Track page.