Kootenai Fire and Rescue Training Tower
This recently completed Kootenai County Fire and Rescue Training facility contains several unique training features, including a five-story tower, a two-story residential training area attached to the tower, a roof prop, a three-story elevator shaft, anchors for repelling from the tower roof, a confidence tunnel, a Denver window prop, and a smoke generator. Also included with the training tower is a hose tower for trying hoses and hydronic heating in the exterior slabs for snow melting. The building’s shell is primarily constructed of HI-R CMU bearing walls. The building will not be used for Burn activities as there will be a separate burn building constructed in the next phase of construction. The training tower is Phase 2 of the Kootenai County Fire and Rescue’s 7 phase master plan.