Team Building & Outings

Let us work with you on a training experience your team will be talking about. Get in touch and start building your ideal experience today. When training at FESTI, your team will have the chance to play with firefighting equipment and props, from thermal imaging cameras to a live fire burn-building.

Have you ever wanted to drag a firefighting dummy while wearing the bunker gear? Or maybe you want to don a hazmat suit and run an obstacle course with your colleagues? What about spraying water from a fire hose, or better yet, an airport firefighting truck! When you train with us, the exciting possibilities are endless.

An unparalleled location

If the props and facilities don’t impress you, maybe working beside Canada’s largest international airport will. Try not to be distracted by the jets speeding past you on the other side of the fence.

Along with our unique airport location, FESTI is an innovator in sustainable design and technology. We are proud to hold a LEED Silver rating for our environmentally responsible building and we are committed to environmentally sustainable training practices.

Inside and outside, our space is truly like no other. Here, you’ll find:

  • Confined space building

    This three-story tower simulates an underground manhole rescue. Trainees enter from above and each level provides a safety for evacuation.

  • Rescue tower

    This five-level structure allows for multiple emergency response scenarios, such as interior search and high-rise firefighting, aerial platform training, technical rope rescue and ladder training. A smoke room that directs simulated smoke to either a section of the tower or throughout the building enhances training scenarios. The dense smoke is generated from a water-based product, making it safe for training and education purposes.

  • Burn building

    Experience real fire conditions up to 900 degrees Fahrenheit in a closely supervised but remotely monitored setting. This building has “sacrificial” masonry panels and other innovations that keep it standing when it should be burning to the ground.

  • Aircraft training mock-ups

    Aircraft mock-up fires use propane, which is both realistic and environmentally sound. There are two mock-ups in a large space that permits vehicle access during training.

  • Auto extrication area

    Learn challenging motor vehicle rescue in a safe environment. The area is large enough for scenarios such as rescue from a tractor trailer or a school bus.

  • Hazardous materials training site

    The hazmat training site encompasses a 15-acre site. The special operations training area includes transport trucks, buses, rolling terrain, and an out-building to simulate realistic scenarios.

  • Trans Canada rail car CCPX 911

    For its service life, CCPX 911 travelled from coast to coast training emergency responders for potential incidents involving rail cars. The rail car now resides at FESTI as a static training prop for training emergency responders from around the world.

Experience an extraordinary day

No two days at FESTI are the same, but whenever you visit, you’re sure to have a memorable experience.

  • You could experience wearing firefighter protective clothing
  • You might operate an airport crash truck
  • You might search a smoke-filled building
  • You might find your way out of a confined space maze
  • You could explore an old aircraft filled with smoke
  • You could race and challenge your team in obstacle courses
  • You could wear hazmat protective clothing

The possibilities are endless.

Build your teamwork skills

This program centers on activities that foster group dynamics and teamwork to help participants realize the significance of teamwork in their organization. Team building is pursued via theory and a variety of exercises and can range from simple bonding exercises to complex simulations.

What we offer

The one-day course will introduce students to the team building concept, to improve the way team members interact and also improve their ability to solve problems. The course starts off with a brief theory portion explaining communication, leadership and their basic principles. Students are challenged with a variety of tasks that help develop a team spirit, encourage planning, communications and leadership.

Course duration

1 Day

Course hours

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Course maximum

12 students


Payment must be made when registering for courses. We reserve the right to cancel seven days prior to any course in which the minimum registration is not achieved.

Teams interested in scheduling a Team Building Corporate session, please contact FESTI Administration at 416-776-5997.


$3,151.81 plus HST

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