The Brown Emergency Training Center is a comprehensive training facility serving first responders of Cleveland County and across North and South Carolina.
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Located on approximately 4 acres, we offer a wide range of classes to meet the needs of our public safety community throughout their careers. The Brown Emergency Training Center also provides training for Industrial Emergency Response Teams. We rank in the top 5 in the state for Emergency Training Centers.
We have over 75 instructors who deliver excellent courses with a high level of customer service. We truly believe in putting students first and giving them an incredible experience that will help them better serve our community.
The burn building is a two-story residential-type structure that allows for many evolutions on both floors, as well as a basement that can simulate three stories. We use a combination of Class A materials (straw and pallets) and state of the art Symtron propane-fired burn simulator that includes a multi-operational flashover simulator. The building features entire interior and exterior stairways, block and concrete construction, multiple ventilation fans, chop-out doors hinged on heavy-duty steel, heavy-duty steel windows, a dry pipe standpipe system on each floor, and hydrants front and rear with a FDC in place.
This is a four-story, high-rise training tower that has many unique props. It has a completely enclosed interior stairwell with the ability to close off each floor to enhance ventilation training.
The first floor features three entanglement drills and a Denver drill. The second floor features a garden-style apartment with multi-use stud wall layout. The walls are pinned and can be moved to change the floor plan. In addition, there is an exterior balcony, and an attic simulator. This floor is attractive to fire, EMS and law enforcement due to its flexibility. The third floor features a large open space that users can customize to meet their needs. The fourth floor features a large open space and a full staircase to access the roof.
Multi-point anchor and tie offs on the roof allow for rappelling from all sides of the building. There is a walkout area for rappelling, as well as a parapet to enhance the rappel or the basket rescue.
The roof also features a hatch that simulates a confined space, which extends through all floors down to the ground level. The drills can utilize each floor separately or go all the way down. Between the second and third floors, a steel pipe simulator gives the effect of a well or confined space.
The tower building also features a wet standpipe system with a connection on each floor.
The classroom building is a multi-purpose training area that features four large classrooms that each accommodate up to 40 people, staff offices, restrooms, break room, and instructor library as well as multiple storage areas. The classrooms have wireless technology capability, ceiling-mounted LCD projectors, and DVD and VHS players. Each classroom utilizes Smart Boards along with dual screens for easier viewing.
The Draft Tank is a 28,500-gallon underground static tank used for service testing pumps. The draft site allows for drafting from either side or both for larger GPM flows. When empty, the tank serves as an excellent confined-space training prop. Safety railing is in place on all sides.
The Burn Pit area is used for burning vehicles and pallets for live fire training as well as fire extinguisher training areas. We have a forklift fire, vehicle fire and extinguisher fire station in place at this time. We have multiple propane props such as a Christmas Tree, Propane Tank, Electrical Transformer, and Split Flange. All of these burn liquid and vapor propane.