The 19F3A Firefighting Trainer is a three story building
which houses a simulated ship's engine, boiler , supply rooms, CIC,
laundry, electrical, berthing and galley compartments. The trainer
generates representative shipboard Class Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie
fires for students to combat under realistic shipboard conditions.
It also includes a 15x15 foot fire pit area utilized to teach fire
hose handling techniques and to build confidence in students exposed
to the intense heat of a large fire. Included in the same
compound with the 19F3A Trainer building are classrooms,
administrative facilities, and a maintenance building.
The trainer simulates 15 different types of shipboard fires by
burning propane gas and dispersing non-toxic simulated smoke.
Emissions from the firefighting trainer meet all EPA, state, and
local requirements. The various firefighting training
scenarios and individual fire parameters are controlled at
each of the Instructor/Operator Stations and equipped with a video
console and keyboard which allows the operator to manually or
automatically control the fires in each compartment to prevent
8,000 students per year are trained in live firefighting techniques
at OTC. In addition to the OTC and Surface Warfare Officer School
training requirements, Naval Readiness Command One, the U.S. Naval
Academy, Coast Guard, and foreign navies receive firefighting
training at this facility. The 19F3A Trainer is a versatile,
all weather trainer with the ability to meet all firefighting
training requirements based on a 10hr/day, 5day/week, 50 week/year
schedule. The life of a ship may some day depend on the firefighting
training received at our facility. The training that naval personnel
receive here is in turn passed on to their crews aboard ship.
The enormous potential for saving lives and ships demands that
realistic live firefighting training be utilized. Damage
control training is the most basic and yet by far the most important
training the crew of a ship can receive.
Fire Fighting Trainer Supervisor:
Master Course Schedule:
(401) 841-4349 /
To request any Technical Training, please send the following
Specific trainer/s requested
Number of students
Preferred dates with alternate dates if possible
Point of contact with good contact information
Requests should be made no more than 3 months in advance.