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Michigan and Ohio ANG join together for live fire training and rescue exercises at the Alpena CRTC

" Members of the 110th Michigan ANG FD the 121rst Ohio ANG FD participated in live fire ARFF training, vehicle extrication, Live fire structural fire -fighting operations, high-angle rescue, Urban Search and Rescue and city response scenarios in a mock village at the Alpena Combat Readiness TrainingCenter (CRTC), Alpena Michigan May 1-4. Many of the members stated it was great training and looked forward to doing this again in the future, maybe even expanding to more departments participating."

110th Michigan and 121st Ohio ANG completed fire and training exercises May 1st-4th.

" Members of the 110th Michigan ANG FD the 121st Ohio ANG FD participated in live fire ARFF training, vehicle extrication, Live fire structural fire -fighting operations, high-angle rescue, Urban Search and Rescue and city response scenarios in a mock village at the Alpena Combat Readiness TrainingCenter (CRTC), Alpena Michigan May 1-4. Many of the members stated it was great training and looked forward to doing this again in the future, maybe even expanding to more departments participating."

Alpena Michigans CRTC hosted a successful multinational training and exercise event for Mine Safety Appliance, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus(SCBA) Maintenance and hazardous materials (HAZMAT) handling was facilitated by the Michigan Air National Guard.

Photo By 1st Lt. Andrew B Layton | From March 8 -17, 2018, a multinational training and exercise event for Mine Safety Appliance, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) maintenance and hazardous materials (HAZMAT) handling was facilitated by the Michigan Air National Guard at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Mich. The 80-hour HAZMAT curriculum, certified by the State of Michigan and the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA), was attended by five military firefighters from Latvia and two aircraft maintenance officers from Bulgaria. (Air National Guard photo by Sara Seymour/released) see less | View Image Page

Fire Departments from all over the United States take advantage of the training aids that the Alpena CRTC has to offer.

Fire Departments from all over the United States take advantage of the training aids that the Alpena CRTC has to offer.

The Alpena CRTC boasts a multitude of fire fighter training aids including our Aircraft Fire Training Simulator.  The aircraft mock-up is used to train fire fighters in actual hands-on, live fire in aircraft emergencies.  Using environmentally friendly Liquefied Propane Gas (LPG) in a liquid and vapor state, fire fighters can practice extracting occupants from aircraft.

The Alpena CRTC boasts a multitude of fire fighter training aids including our Aircraft Fire Training Simulator. The aircraft mock-up is used to train fire fighters in actual hands-on, live fire in aircraft emergencies. Using environmentally friendly Liquefied Propane Gas (LPG) in a liquid and vapor state, fire fighters can practice extracting occupants from aircraft.

Staff Sgt. Keith Vasicek and Airman 1st Class Tony Pastrone battle a controlled fire during an aircraft crash site drill Oct. 18 at CRTC Training Base Alpena Mich.  Vasicek and  Pastone are Air force National Guard members attached to the 127th Fire Department Selfridge ANGB, Mich.  Vasicek and  Pastrone are both active fire fighters in both their civilian and military occupations. Combat Readiness Training is key to their alertness and spontaneity in emergency situations.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tecnical Sgt. David S. Kujawa)

Staff Sgt. Keith Vasicek and Airman 1st Class Tony Pastrone battle a controlled fire during an aircraft crash site drill Oct. 18 at CRTC Training Base Alpena Mich. Vasicek and Pastone are Air force National Guard members attached to the 127th Fire Department Selfridge ANGB, Mich. Vasicek and Pastrone are both active fire fighters in both their civilian and military occupations. Combat Readiness Training is key to their alertness and spontaneity in emergency situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tecnical Sgt. David S. Kujawa)

Vermont Air National Guard Fire Department train in Alpena Michigan., July 16, 2013.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by AMN Jeffrey Tatro)

Vermont Air National Guard Fire Department train in Alpena Michigan., July 16, 2013.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by AMN Jeffrey Tatro)

The Alpena CRTC Fire Station features over 22,000 square feet and six drive-through vehicle bays.

The Alpena CRTC Fire Station features over 22,000 square feet and six drive-through vehicle bays.

Scenario Training like shown here allow departments and units to utilize, train and succeed with their mission.

Scenario Training like shown here allow departments and units to utilize, train and succeed with their mission.

Fire Crash and Rescue at the Alpena CRTC standby for support and training as a F18 approaches and arrests the barrier upon landing.
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Fire Crash and Rescue at the Alpena CRTC standby for support and training as a F18 approaches and arrests the barrier upon landing.

U.S. Air Force firefighters from the 180th Fighter Wing, extinguish an aircraft fire during a training exercise at the Phelps Collins Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Michigan, October 15, 2010.  Firefighters from the 180 FW are doing annual training to prepare them for various rescue situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Amber Williams/Released)
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U.S. Air Force firefighters from the 180th Fighter Wing, extinguish an aircraft fire during a training exercise at the Phelps Collins Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Michigan, October 15, 2010. Firefighters from the 180 FW are doing annual training to prepare them for various rescue situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Amber Williams/Released)

USAR trainer offers a multitude of challenges to enhance fire rescue training every time. A 40ft tower leaves 4 levels for separate training. Challenges include windows, hatches, ladders, stairs and simulated flooring. Repel off the top of the 40ft tower or take the tunnel either 24in or 36 inches to shape up on confined space rescue training.
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USAR trainer offers a multitude of challenges to enhance fire rescue training every time. A 40ft tower leaves 4 levels for separate training. Challenges include windows, hatches, ladders, stairs and simulated flooring. Repel off the top of the 40ft tower or take the tunnel either 24in or 36 inches to shape up on confined space rescue training.

USAR trainer offers a multitude of challenges to enhance fire rescue training every time. A 40ft tower leaves 4 levels for separate training. Challenges include windows, hatches, ladders, stairs and simulated flooring. Repel off the top of the 40ft tower or take the tunnel either 24in or 36 inches to shape up on confined space rescue training.
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USAR trainer offers a multitude of challenges to enhance fire rescue training every time. A 40ft tower leaves 4 levels for separate training. Challenges include windows, hatches, ladders, stairs and simulated flooring. Repel off the top of the 40ft tower or take the tunnel either 24in or 36 inches to shape up on confined space rescue training.

Staff Sgt. Nate Grys is lowered into a large pipe during a confined space exercise conducted by the firefighters of the 179th Airlift Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, during a training deployment to the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., Aug. 20, 2014. The firefighters spent a week at Alpena, training on live-fire exercises involving a simulated structure fire and aircraft fire, and on various rescue scenarios. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
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Staff Sgt. Nate Grys is lowered into a large pipe during a confined space exercise conducted by the firefighters of the 179th Airlift Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, during a training deployment to the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., Aug. 20, 2014. The firefighters spent a week at Alpena, training on live-fire exercises involving a simulated structure fire and aircraft fire, and on various rescue scenarios. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)

Staff Sgt. Nate Grys is lowered into a large pipe during a confined space exercise conducted by the firefighters of the 179th Airlift Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, during a training deployment to the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., Aug. 20, 2014. The firefighters spent a week at Alpena, training on live-fire exercises involving a simulated structure fire and aircraft fire, and on various rescue scenarios. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
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Staff Sgt. Nate Grys is lowered into a large pipe during a confined space exercise conducted by the firefighters of the 179th Airlift Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, during a training deployment to the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., Aug. 20, 2014. The firefighters spent a week at Alpena, training on live-fire exercises involving a simulated structure fire and aircraft fire, and on various rescue scenarios. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)

High Angle with Rope Rescue Training available for training with equipment and ropes provided.
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High Angle with Rope Rescue Training available for training with equipment and ropes provided.

   

FACILITY

  • 22,000 square foot fire station

  • Six drive-through vehicle bays

  • Conference/Meeting Room

  • Kitchen Facility w/ dining area

  • Private Bund Rooms with bathrooms and showers (For on-duty personnel only)

  • In-Station laundry facility for bunker gear

  • In-station laundry facility for clothing (For on-duty personnel only)

  • Storage facility for visiting units PPE

  • Large FACC with view of runway

  • Administrative support offices for visiting units

     

VEHICLES & EQUIPMENT

  • (2) P-23 Crash Trucks

  • (1) P-19R Crash Truck

  • (1) P-22 Structural Truck

  • (1) P-30 Rescue Truck

  • (1) P-26 Water Tanker/ Tender

  • (1)  Six-Pax pickup truck

  • (2) P-34 RIV

  • SCBA filling and maintenance station

  • Mobile SCBA Compressor/ Fill Station

  • Hazardous Materials & WMD Training Equipment

  • High Angle Rescue Training Equipment

  • Confined Space Rescue Training Equipment and Confined Space Rescue Confidence Course

  • Smoke Machines

 

FIRE FIGHTER TRAINING AIDS

  • Aircraft Live Fire Trainer

  • Automobile Live Fire Trainer

  • Four Story Structure Fire Trainer

  • High Angle Rescue/ Rappelling Tower

  • MC-306 Tanker Trailer for Haz-Mat Training

  • MOUT Training Site

  • Classroom with seating for 40 personnel and vehicle training bay

  • USAR Training Facility w/ 40’ Tower;

    • Collapsed walls/floor

    • Tunnels

    • Breech & Shore Sims

    • Squirrel cage w/ tangle box & soft floor