DCS: Connecticut Fire Academy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Connecticut Fire Academy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Connecticut Fire Academy /

Hartford County Regional Fire School

Windsor Locks, Connecticut


(Hartford, CT) - On Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30PM, the Department of Construction Services (DCS), in conjunction with the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Commission on Fire Prevention and Control held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Connecticut Fire Academy / Hartford Fire School. The Connecticut Fire Academy is located at 34 Perimeter Road, Windsor Locks.


The ceremony was for the new Class A burn building, where trainees will learn how to battle fires, the new Maintenance/Storage Garage, and a new live Fire Extinguisher training prop.

{Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Connecticut Fire Academy}

Making the Cut (from l to r): Jeff Morrissette, State Fire Administrator; Chester Haber, Director of Training Hartford County Regional Fire School; Patricia Haber, Secretary Hartford County Fire Emergency Plan


The New Class A Burn Building is a 3-story precast concrete building consisting of approximately 4,300 square feet.  The Burn Building is designed to replicate an actual house layout complete with all of the individual rooms, attached garage, basement, and decks.  The rooms have individual windows and doors and all the nuances of an actual home.  There is also a sloped roof prop and a flat roof prop for various roof top training exercises.

{Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Connecticut Fire Academy}

(Picture l to r:) Steve Brown Hartford County Fire Emergency Plan; Chief Fritz Hilbert (Mystic F.D.) President, Connecticut State Firefighters Association; Jeff Morrissette; Chet Haber; Pat Haber; Rep. Betty Boukus, 22nd District; Al Hawkins, Chairman-Connecticut State Firefighters Association Education Committee.


The New Maintenance Building is a 1-story pre-engineered metal building consisting of approximately 7,600 square feet.  The Maintenance Building is comprised of a Training Room, Classroom, Locker/Gear Room, Workshop, Restrooms, and a 4-Bay Garage. 


The New Fire Training Prop consists of a 30 feet by 30 feet concrete pad complete with a dry well drainage system and a gas supply service.


The Department of Construction Services would like to recognize Tecton Architects, Inc. of Hartford, Connecticut which also served as the Construction Administrator.


The Structural/Civil/Site Engineer is Purcell Associates of Glastonbury, Connecticut.


The Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Engineer is BVH Integrated Services of Bloomfield, Connecticut. 


And the General Contractor is PDS Engineering & Construction from Bloomfield, Connecticut.

As you can see, DCS is very pleased to keep work here in Connecticut, growing the local economy and businesses. 


This Project delivered a mean expenditure of $4 million dollars into the local economy, and provided approximately 79 jobs over the course of the project.




Credit:  Photos by Kenneth F. Beliveau


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