Kitsap Joint Fire Training & Emergency Services Facility


This multi-story Fire Training Tower was designed with “burn” rooms, “flood” rooms and numerous fall arrest anchors placed throughout the exterior perimeter.  The building is predominately a CMU exterior load bearing structure, and PCS recommended a cast-in-place elevated floor system at the lower floors with specific clearances to internal reinforcing steel. This allowed fire training and burn rooms to apply heat directly on the structure without additional protection. The upper floors incorporated precast concrete systems to reduce costs and increase speed of construction while providing the durability the client needed in this training facility. Fall arrest systems were designed for general OSHA requirements and for specific tandem repelling drills requested by the client.

photography by Janette Ryan