The Baumgartner Training Facility hosts other MFPD training events, including confined space training, hazardous materials drills, high angle rescue, and ladder training evolutions. The facility even includes an area left unpaved for trench rescue training.
National fire prevention efforts over the years have had an impact, with fires and fire deaths declining significantly over the past decade. This good news brings with it a challenge for fire departments: to ensure that our personnel remain seasoned and ready to fight fire when it comes. MFPD personnel have many opportunities to practice their skills in a wide variety of challenging rescue scenarios, ensuring they’ll be prepared for whatever emergency comes their way.