Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Training Facilities

Aircraft Fire Fighting Training Facilities

Just as our name indicates, located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in the heart of Big Sky Country, the RMESTC has space for tremendous amounts of training apparatus while still being in close proximity to Helena and all of its’ amenities.

The Rocky Mountain Emergency Services Training Center with multiple classrooms dedicated to ARFF training. The Training Center has two dedicated ARFF vehicles, the Rosenbaur 1500-gallon ARFF truck and the 300-gallon ARFF truck.  There are also two additional 1500-gallon ARFF trucks and a 750-gallon ARFF truck available for specialized training.  The variety of ARFF vehicles allows students to participate in hands-on familiarization, prior to and during the live burn portion of the course, with the ARFF truck they have at their home stations.  The smaller 300-gallon truck is very effective while training smaller commercial or general aviation Airports.

Other conveniences of the RMESTC buildings include men’s and women’s locker rooms, administrative offices, a medical room, turnout room, SCBA storage room as well as a control room. All of the buildings and classroom areas are furnished with high-quality amenities allowing students to learn in a comfortable setting while training at the RMESTC.

Safety is at the forefront of what we do at the RMESTC and there are many training and safety aids incorporated into our buildings. The control room contains two computer systems which control both the 737 SAFT and Spill Fire mock-ups which provide back-up assurance and extra safety measures to our students. A camera system also records the training for the students to review in the classroom and DVD’s are also available for students to keep.  Thumb drives of all live burns will also be provided to each agency.

Two separate outdoor covered classroom/viewing areas provide cover from varying weather conditions while still allowing students to be close in order to observe training scenarios.

The facility also boasts a 1.2 mile professional driving track as well as an off-road driving course. The track is utilized by many different groups for a variety of different functions such as Sports Car Clubs or Drag Racing events – if you have interest in renting the track, visit out Rent the Track page.

The RMESTC also boasts an array of mobile training mockup devices that can be used on-site as an added aid to the great courses we currently offer. A structural fire trailer trainer provides all the real-world emergency scenarios and fires Firefighters might expect when responding to a structure fire. Alongside the structural fire trainer, a Hazardous Materials (HazMat) trainer is also on-site to provide the most realistic HazMat response scenarios in a safe, contained area. Lastly, two vehicle mobile trainers round out the fleet in a car mobile trainer as well as a BlackHawk Helicopter mobile trainer. Any of these can be added at your request to further the training you receive here at the RMESTC.