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Basic Information

The Volunteer 1 is a single-story burn building that represents a single-story residence with an attached garage. The burn building features two rooms, two exterior doors, and one interior door providing the basics in fire training. Due to its durable structure, laddering and other frequently conducted training exercises may be conducted anywhere in the training building.


Dimensions 16'L x 24'W x 9'H
Roof: 10° Single Pitch; 18-Gauge Steel
Roof Live Load: 70 PSF
Wind Load: Per Local Codes

(1) 3' x 7' Exterior Steel Door
(1) 8' x 7' Exterior Double Leaf Steel Door
(1) 3' x 7' Interior Steel Door
(3) 3' x 4' Window Openings with Steel Shutters
(1) 4' x 4' Roof Chop-Out Curb
(1) Interior Room with 8' x 7' Double-Door Opening
(1) Burn Room with 3' x 7' Door Opening
(1) WestecTM Insulation System
(1) Scout Temperature Monitoring System

Land Area Requirements
Basic building site 1.00 acre
Drafting pit 0.20 acre
Vehicle extrication pad 0.20 acre
Rail car spill 0.60 acre
Tank truck spill/roll-over 0.20 acre
Flammable liquid pond 0.10 acre
Electric transformer pad 0.10 acre
Aircraft rescue pad 0.70 acre
Classroom building 0.30 acre
Garage 0.30 acre

Additional allowances should be made for parking, retention ponds, or equipment storage.

Land area requirements vary slightly for different tower models. Please contact us for requirements on your specific project.