FESTI has been a World Leader in Green Design and Technology since completed in 2007 and was awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Silver Rating.
Some of the Institute’s distinctive sustainable design features include:
One the Institute’s most unique features is the 48,000 m² practical training area which encompasses state-of-the-art training mock-ups, including the following structures:
The Confined Space Building is built above ground but simulates rescue in a manhole below street level. Trainees enter from the top while staircases and doors at each of the three levels create a safety net for immediate evacuation or medical treatment if necessary.
This five level structure allows:
Trainees experience real fire conditions up to 900 degrees Fahrenheit in this intensely supervised and remotely monitored setting. The design of the Burn Building has incorporated “sacrificial” masonry panels and other innovations that allow the structure to withstand the trauma of training without structural failure.
Our aircraft mock-ups are propane operated, which offers realistic training and satisfies our commitment to environmental protections. There are two mock-ups situated on a large manoeuvring area that allow vehicle operations during training sessions.
Our auto extrication area allows the instructors to educate using challenging motor vehicle training scenarios in a safe environment. The area is spacious and can support heavy extrication scenarios such as tractor trailers or school bus extrication.
The Hazmat training site is located close to the main campus and is spread out over a 15-acre site. The special operations training site includes the following features to simulate realistic scenarios: