19F5 and 19F5A Structures
General. The 19F5 and 19F5A structures should be used
for initial exposure or indoctrination firefighting training.
The structure is designed to train one class of 160 students and
can train five classes each week operating on a single shift.
structures are in Appendix F.
18.104.22.168 Layout. The 19F5 and 19F5A structures should consist
of six fireplace compartments, three on either side of a large
staging area. Students should line up in the staging area in
front of each compartment and fight the fire through the
doorway. Fireplaces should run simultaneously.
Two storage rooms should be located off of the staging
area which should provide access to the burner room. Both of
the storage rooms should be permanently heated to 10 degrees C.
22.214.171.124 Ceilings. Ceilings in the fireplace compartment
should be 3658 mm high. The roof over the staging area should
be high enough to provide line of sight between the second story
instructor's station and the compartments. The roof over the
compartments should allow 2438 mm clearance for maintenance of
the exhaust system and smoke generation equipment. An equipment
space over the burner room may also be required. The ceiling
height in the egress chamber should be 2438 mm minimum.
126.96.36.199 Doors. Doors leading to fireplace compartments and
associated with the egress chamber should be quick-acting
watertight doors. Other doors should be hollow metal. A 1829
mm wide by 2134 mm high door should be located in the staging
area to accommodate large equipment on hand trucks. The door
188.8.131.52 Fireplaces. Exact dimensions of burn areas are listed
in the table below by fire type. Compartments are 3048 mm by
3048 mm clear in the plan.