Currently, the County contracts with Monroe Community College for all public safety training
to be conducted at its Public Safety Training Facility. A partnership agreement with the County
of Monroe and the City of Rochester was executed in March of 1998 to continue operation of
this training. Under the partnership agreement, the County will lease the property at
Scottsville Road from the City of Rochester for a period of 99 years
with an option to purchase the property. The Public Safety Training Facility moved to this
facility in July of 2001, where the college continues to provide public safety
training and manages the facility.
Phase 2 consists of a new 49,000 gross square foot addition to the existing
Rochester Fire and Police Academy. The new addition houses the Monroe County Fire Bureau, Rochester
Fire Department Training Division, Monroe County Office of Emergency Preparedness, and numerous
classrooms and office space for Monroe Community College. Construction of Phase 2 began in the
Fall of 1999 and was completed in September of 2001. The entire budget for both
phases was approximately $26 million.
Air Rescue Fire Fighting Training Props
Northeast Fire Training Center Program
FUEL SPILL FIRE TRAINER - This is a mockup of a Boeing 737 to meet FAA training design
standards. The mock aircraft is surrounded with propane fuel valves to simulate an actual aircraft
fire. The structure is placed upon a 125 foot diameter working surface with a fuel spill
burn area surrounding the entire prop. The valves can be fully ignited to surround the entire prop or
divided to allow for a partial grid area burn.
SPECIALIZED AIRCRAFT FIRE TRAINER - This is a partial aircraft mockup to allow for training
for a cabin fire, galley fire, cockpit fire, wheel/brake fire, and underwing fire.
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AND SCHEDULE
TWO TRAINING VEHICLES - These vehicles are on-site to be used for air rescue fire
fighting training purposes.
Construction on Phase 1 was completed in October of 1999. During the months of August and
September of 1999, numerous acceptance tests were conducted on all the fire training prompts
with the various vendors. Systems were evaluated for their effectiveness and then reworked to
accommodate the specific needs for the fire training programs. Fire training classes are
currently underway in the ARFF programs and the municipal fire training programs.
In January of 2000, the foundation at Phase 2 was poured and steel bids went out to
various vendors. The subcontractors, under direction of DiMarco Construction,
cleared the site, prepared the infrastructure and developed site specifications.
The County's technical
design consultants, Clough Harbour & Associates, were responsible for the engineering,
architectural, and construction management. Phase 2 was officially opened in January, 2002.
Phase 2 enables the Office of Emergency Preparedness and its Emergency Operations
Center to move from its cramped quarters in the Social Service Building on Westfall Road
into this new facility. This allows greater flexibility of space, in that the Center can
be used for training during non emergencies and activated when necessary.
This site also houses the TEAM Command program for Monroe Community College. The Public
Safety Incident Management and Command Post Operations classes will now be held at this
centrally-located site. This allows for uniform delivery of these classes to all
emergency service personnel.
Other features for this site are: a fire protection sprinkler laboratory, hazardous materials
laboratory, training maze for firefighters utilizing Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), and
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) labs and classrooms for the Emergency Medical Technician and
Paramedic programs. Several rooms enable Law Enforcement agencies to
conduct enhanced in-service tactical training, along with numerous classrooms to accommodate the
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Updated: November 4, 2002