Wasaga Beach Fire Service has cut the ribbon on a structure they intend to ruin.
The Service has unveiled a new training structure, seven years in the making. When the service moved into Station One on River Road west seven years ago, plans began to establish a training structure on site. Some ideas were presented, including an old school portable, sea containers, or the construction of a structure outright. Several months ago, it was decided to use old tractor-trailer containers. Three 48-foot trailers were sandwiched together to make one large elevated structure.
“This is a wonderful new addition to our department,” training officer Jason Bavelaar said. “The entire project was created and constructed using the talent and skill of our firefighters.”
The interior of this structure contains mock rooms, simulating conditions within a home or office. Smoke machines are used to fill the hallways, replicating some conditions firefighters endure.