Public Safety Training Facility Burn Room
Currently, the Public Safety Training Facility includes a burn
room, which burns ordinary combustibles, for training exercises.
Most fire calls to which Mesa Fire and Medical responds fall
into the ordinary combustible category. The facility is showing
signs of heat-related damage and needs to be rebuilt to ensure
that it is available for training.
In addition, with the potential for natural gas to act as an
explosive, there is the need for proper training to respond to
fire calls involving natural gas. Burn rooms using this type of
fuel require specialized sensors, monitoring equipment and
exhaust systems. If ordinary combustibles are used in natural
gas burn rooms, the natural gas equipment quickly becomes
contaminated and dirty, and thus inoperable.
Training with both ordinary combustibles and natural gas is
important. Due to specialized nature of the equipment, two burn
rooms are necessary for Mesa Fire and Medical training
operations. With this project, the City would remodel the
existing combustibles burn room and build a second natural gas