Training Facilities

Red Deer’s modern training facility is the perfect site to train emergency response teams on critical, life-saving response in a wide range of scenarios.
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The newly-constructed training tower offers 9,100 square feet of training space, seven burn rooms, and many adaptable spaces that can be set up to closely replicate commercial, industrial and common residential spaces including:

  • apartment,
  • single-family home,
  • garage, and
  • basement suites

Whether you’re training a large full-time crew, a small volunteer firefighting team, or in-house industrial emergency responders, our facility offers safe training space, expert advice and the training materials needed to successfully prepare for any emergency.

The Ed Howell Emergency Services Training Tower provides realistic training spaces for codified, entry level to advanced firefighter courses, and also offers a wide array of training scenarios including:

  • Hazardous materials training space
  • Search and rescue
  • Structural collapse
  • High-angle rope rescue operations
  • Laddering
  • Confined space
  • Residential and commercial fires
  • Garage and vehicle fires
  • Industrial firefighting

Regardless of the training needs, our training centre can provide you the hands-on, live fire training you need. Check out the Fire Training Facility Brochure (pdf), or learn more on Renting the Training Facility page.

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Renting the Fire Training facility

Ample parking, great rates and exceptional space for your entire team to train, the Ed Howell Emergency Services Training Facility is the perfect option for your organization.

Fire Training Facility Donations

Equipment Donations

RDES is seeking donations from the community for vehicles and equipment to aid in training.

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Contact us to discuss your rental or donations.