The CAFD’s new Mobile Live Fire Training Trailer was highlighted at the State of Minnesota Fire Safety Educators Professional Development Conference in St. Cloud, Mn during the last weekend in January. The trailer, along with members of the CAFD Training Division, spent three days attending training sessions and conducting classes in the trailer.
The CAFD Mobile Live Fire Training Trailer is a 53’, 2-story propane powered live burn simulator. The interior of the trailer is outfitted with multiple burn props, reconfigurable walls and doors, forcible entry/ventilation simulators and firefighter self rescue props. The unit is completely self contained and is capable of training firefighters in both basic and advanced evolutions.
The trailer was delivered in the Fall of 2011, and is valued at over $350,000. The state-of-the art trailer and was purchased through a Federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant. The tow vehicle was obtained through the Federal Excess Property Program.