Kootenai Fire and Rescue Training Tower
Nestled between Seltice and I-90 in Post Falls, the Kootenai Fire and Rescue Training Tower stands as another testament to the commitment to training safety for our local firefighters. The construction of the training tower begins Kootenai Fire and Rescue’s phase 2 of 7, which aims to combat future fire dangers by constructing effective training and operating facilities for the firefighters. The tower contains several unique training facilities such as a five-story tower, an attached two-story residential training area, a roof prop, three-story elevator shaft, anchors for repelling from the tower roof, a confidence tunnel, a Denver window prop, a smoke generator, and a hydronic heating system in the sidewalks around the facility to melt snow in the wintertime. The Training Tower will not be used for burn activities, as a separate burn building will be constructed in the coming phases of Kootenai Fire and Rescue’s plan. Included with the main training tower is a Hose Tower, meant for drying hoses to increase their service time.