Employee Safety Training

Our firefighters are continually training in order to keep current and sharp at their skills. We utilize the Johnstown Fire Department training center, built in 2011. Located on Iron Street in the city, in close proximity to the center of town. The training center, a 3 story steel structure, was custom built to allow us to simulate actual emergency situations we may encounter.

The Johnstown Fire Department Training Center is available for classes, presentations or tours. In order to reserve the facility for your event please contact the Office of the Fire Chief at (814)-533-2060.

Available Features of the Training Center include:

Confined Space Simulator

The confined space simulator allows crews to lower a victim, thus mimicking actual rescue scenarios of working in a tight space and safely packaging and removing an entrapped victim vertically.

Multiple Levels with Door and Window Egress

Ideal for firefighter rescue scenarios and for practicing hose advancement skills. Hinged windows also allow firefighters to practice horizontal and vertical ventilation. Aerial and appropriate ground ladder placement for victim rescues can be simulated as facility has driveable access for crews on all sides.

Heavy Duty Anchor Point

Heavy duty anchor point is present at top of facility which allows for rappelling and rope rescue drills. A roof simulator is also available onsite to practice vertical ventilation on shingled roofs.

State Approved Live Burn Room

Adapting to low visibility conditions and extreme heat while utilizing appropriate victim search techniques are essential skills for firefighters. The training facility burn room enables firefighters to practice extinguishing live fire and being in real life fire conditions in a controlled atmosphere. Fire hydrant present on site for engine operator skill practice.

Removable Wall Sections

Removable wall sections which allow firefighters to build search mazes that can present realistic examples of the obstacles we may encounter in real fires. Wall breaching techniques and firefighter survival skills can also be taught at this facility.

Classroom Facility On Site

Equipped with tables and chairs to allow close proximity to practical evolutions.