Fire Service

Mobile Fire Training Unit

Firefighters Learn Through Real Fire, Smoke

mobile fire training unit When seconds count, firefighters’ training matters. With sights, sounds, and flames, the Mobile Fire Training Unit is bringing cutting-edge live-fire training experiences to West Virginia volunteer and career firefighters. The high-tech unit – the first of its kind in size and capabilities – is the latest addition to West Virginia University Fire Service Extension’s proud legacy of training local firefighters.

Firefighters entering the unit are challenged with smoke, flames, sights, sounds and obstacles of commercial and residential structural fires.

Training sessions are led by WVU Fire Service Extension instructors. The safe system is controlled from an observation room by a lead instructor who can shut down the operations and ventilate the unit’s interior within 45 to 60 seconds.

Environmentally sound, the Mobile Fire Training Unit is fueled by clean-burning propane. It generates benign smoke that does not disturb the community.

The Mobile Fire Training Unit debuted May 5-6, 2007, at a fire school at the Putnam Career and Technical Center along Route 62 in Eleanor, W.Va. The high-tech unit was the focus of the weekend-long training.

Bring the Latest Fire Service Training to Your Doorstep

Upcoming training opportunities with the Mobile Fire Training Unit:

  • April 10-11, 2010—Live Fire Training, Lincoln County Fire School, Hamlin, WV
  • April 17-18, 2010—Live Fire Training, Augusta, WV
  • June 5-6, 2010—Live Fire Training, Canaan Valley, WV