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Eastern Connecticut Regional Fire Training School

IN Local
Silver/Petrucelli + Associates
Carlin Construction Company
Willimantic, Connecticut
November 2019
$15 Million
About Project

PES recently provided the structural design for the expansion of the Eastern Connecticut Regional Fire Training School.

The buildings designed by PES included a new 13,984 square foot Administration and Training Facility, an 8,300 square foot Vehicle Maintenance Facility, new Rehab Pavilions totaling 1,600 square feet, and a 500 square foot Fire Pump | Generator Building. The new 6,981 square foot Class A Burn Building and the new 3,432 square foot Training Tower were designed by a specialty engineer.

The Administration and Training Facility’s structural system, which was designed to accommodate a fire truck, consisted of pre-engineered metal stud roof trusses with metal decking supported on light gauge metal stud framed walls and a reinforced slab-on-grade supported on shallow foundations. The structural systems of Maintenance and Fire Pump/Generator Buildings consisted of pre-engineered metal buildings and reinforced slabs-on-grade supported on shallow foundations.

We also designed foundations for some interesting “props” on-site, including a tanker train car.

The Eastern Connecticut Fire School provides fire service training for fire departments in New
London, Tolland, and Windham counties.

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