Leduc County

Training opportunities

Leduc County operates a regional fire training facility out of its Nisku Fire District Station. This facility offers a welcoming environment for firefighters from all over the region to practice and enhance their skills under live-fire training conditions in order to increase their preparedness for emergency response.

Numerous courses are offered at this facility year-round.

View and register for upcoming training courses.

Fire Services administration contact

Phone: 780-955-7099
Fax: 780-955-9401
Email: fireservices@leduc-county.com
Facebook: Leduc County Fire Services

Cold smoke building

The cold smoke building is used for search-and-rescue training with cold smoke to prepare firefighters for training in live-fire situations.This is a three-storey, wood-framed structure that simulates a normal residential structure and areas of restricted passage. The first and second floors are set up as a single-family home with a living room and kitchen on the main floor and four bedrooms on the second floor. The third floor of this structure has a multi-level confined space area with a simulated roof collapse and false floor. A wire entanglement and a Denver-drill training prop are also located on the third floor.

Liquified petroleum gas training structure

The liquid petroleum gas training structure is designed to simulate what firefighters could potentially encounter when dealing with pressurized gases. The two-level structure houses a gas riser pipe, upper and lower flanges and a compressor motor fire prop. The training objectives of the structure are to control and contain fires through the use of the team application of hose and nozzle manipulation techniques. This tool demands and challenges teamwork, leadership of attack and safety, under the direction of the attack and safety coordinators in a congested area.

Live fire structure

The objective of the live fire structure is to extinguish live-fire scenarios and to instruct the firefighter in proper tactical techniques of rescue, attack, ventilation and safety under live-fire conditions. This prop enhances the tactical skills of various tactical teams through the application of strong leadership and command techniques.

The two-storey live fire structure is a metal structure designed to burn Class "A" combustible materials. The building has six movable interior doors that can be rearranged to change the floor plan. A set of outside stairs to the roof has a working platform where vertical ventilation can be simulated through a designated hatch. This structure is also designed to accommodate confined space and rope rescues from the working platform on top of the building. The upper and lower platforms and roof are accessed by means of three different types of stairs. Ground ladders and the aerial apparatus are requested, at times, to simulate roof access.

Sprinkler and stand pipe building

The sprinkler and stand pipe building has been designed to simulate the activation of an assortment of fused sprinkler heads. The building has a fire department siamese connection that supplies not only the sprinkler heads but also a Class I standpipe. Firefighters can make connections to the siamese connection and utilize high rise.

Vehicle and machinery extrication

A designated area allows firefighters to train in vehicle and machinery extrication. On average, the department trains on approximately 40 to 50 vehicles each year.