Facility Features

Fire Station 101

Resemblance of a working fire station with apparatus and related equipment:

  • Engine-101 previously declared a total loss but rebuild by the Fire Garage & Body Shop for a savings well in excess of $250,000
  • Engine-102 previously leased to a neighboring fire department and recently returned to TFD following its retirement from active service in Tulsa
  • Ladder-101 a reserve ladder truck that is too tall to fit into many of the fire stations
  • Breathing air compressor, spare SCBA, spare cylinders, laundry machines, extractor for bunker gear
  • Briefing room for instruction, break out rooms and offices for TFD Training Officers, staff and adjunct instructors

Special Operations Facility

  • Large warehouse of State and City of Tulsa specialized vehicles, equipment and resources. White vehicles were originally purchased by the State and red vehicles the City of Tulsa.
  • Home of the Tulsa portion of Oklahoma Task Force 1 (OK-TF1) Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) vehicles, equipment tents, food, water, etc. NOTE: When deployed, the team is prepared to survive for two weeks without any support for food, fuel, etc. Deployments have included Joplin, Picher, Moore, Sand Springs and a number of smaller less known events.
  • The USAR team includes search dogs and a support vehicle that was acquired through City of Tulsa surplus
  • Oklahoma Region 7 HazMat resources include a decontamination truck and trailer and a support vehicle provided by Tulsa for mass decontamination of victims
  • Truck and trailer with lift gate provided by Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) for hazmat training props and availability for support during large scale events
  • Mobile radio system (ECHO-1) operated by City of Tulsa Radio Services and delivered by TFD
  • Mini-Echo for smaller but quicker response to incidents needing advanced communications
  • TFD support equipment such as Bus, Telehandler, etc. to support the Fire Safety Training Center and deployment of any resource within Special Operations

Trench Prop

  • Safe initial instruction on how to position and secure shoring and struts to minimize trench collapse
  • Designed for quick access with easy debris removal and cleaning

Outdoor Classroom

  • Men's and Women's toilets with storage on North side for ice machine, drinking water and supplies
  • Close proximity to trench prop, class "A" burn area, and tower
  • The concrete pad located on North side is to support natural congregation and resources
  • Benches with misting fans allows students to acquire timely instruction

Drafting Vault

  • Storm water from the fire safety training center can be collected in a small vault to represent a cistern dedicated for a static water supply.

Class "A" Props

  • Both class "A" burn props use wood pallets and sheets of OSB (chip board)
  • Both manufactured by Drager, the smaller unit was originally at the old training facility and is for instruction of precursors of flashover. The larger unit allows similar training but can also be used to simulate a basement fire or a fire on the 2nd floor.
  • Most realistic fire for training but it includes the greatest risk and requires the greatest time in preparation, instruction and break down

Pervious Concrete

  • The class "A" props are located over pervious concrete that is specifically designed to allow water to drain through its surface. The general appearance is similar to a sponge
  • The water runs below the concrete into a bed of limestone where it is absorbed into the soil.
  • Selected with recommendations from City of Tulsa Engineering and Stormwater Management
  • Intended to minimize run off and production of unwanted ice during the winter

Dry Hydrant

  • A white pipe located near the street North of the tower and West of the pond allows a fire truck connect directly to it and draw water from the pond much like a straw
  • Though it is not commonly found in Tulsa, dry hydrants are typically used in rural settings in the absence of fire hydrants
  • ·Provides a water source similar to the drafting vault but is less expensive that the construction of a vault

Retention Pond

  • Assists in flood control and allows the water to be recycled
  • Intended to allow instruction on the launch and recovery of rescue boats
  • The boat ramp has been designed to allow fire apparatus to drive to the water to draft water directly from the pond

Drill Tower

  • Designed to be a variety of different occupancies with a wide variety of challenges that exploit short cuts or assumptions of responders
  • Intended to provide the greatest versatility with the least amount of expense
  • Includes features or elements that are directly tied to events that resulted in a firefighter death. Examples include overhead door prop and may day props
  • Instructor friendly as it relates to quick changes to keep students from sharing experiences
  • Includes the ability to use a theatrical type smoke to obscure visibility
  • Use of gas fired props to produce the greatest safety, reliability and expediency between training events
  • Inclusion of doors and hardware that specifically require responders to open with forcible entry tools
  • Designed to allow full scale, multi-tasked events of multiple companies that resemble actual responses to not only challenge individual firefighters but the command structure. Same design allows multiple training events to occur within the building without interfering with each other.


  • Elevator car stuck between first and second floor
  • Safe to examine mechanical systems involving car doors and hoist
  • Each floor to have a different hoist way door

First Floor

  • Front entrance produces an image of a business or hotel with a lobby
  • Fire room whereby a fire starts at the computer and extends to the desk and then file cabinets
  • Fire room in an electrical cabinet that includes strobes, sounds of arcing and human screams
  • Warehouse area that will include a future burn prop that incorporates a semi-truck, trailer and then storage in the warehouse
  • Concrete pipe for basic confined space rescue training in a sewer pipe that is specifically designed to drain to prevent unwanted water and debris

Second Floor

  • Floor is designed like a dormitory or hotel
  • Kitchen fire with flashover effect and requirement to search duct. Failure to search will result in extension of fire to the third floor
  • Room with three doors and special floor that is designed to be rigid, semi-rigid, soft or collapsed.

Third Floor

  • A room is being prepared for a new gas fired burner resembling a bed.
  • The duct from the second floor opens to the hallway just outside the staircase where fire will be seen should it not be extinguished
  • Flat and pitched roof props are located over the warehouse area and are designed to be cut and discarded. Using a chute, debris may be quickly discarded directly into a construction dumpster.
  • The interior areas of the third floor can be quickly changed with hinged panels to create or change rooms, hallways, etc.

Fourth Floor

  • Resembles an office environment with offices along the exterior walls and cubicles In the center with aisles between the offices and cubicles
  • The space just inside the floor from the staircase door is a ceiling prop that will include fire directly overhead should the area not be checked as the firefighter enters the floor or following the extinguishment of the break room fire
  • Break room fire with flashover effect

Fifth floor

  • Anchor points for repelling
  • Room to accept high pressure hose streams from the outside
  • Future burn room

Sixth Floor

  • Anchors for repelling

Penthouse or Seventh Floor

  • Access via a wall mounted ladder
  • Anchors for repelling