The Burn Building at the State Fire Marshal’s Office is a facility designed to train new fire fighters in confined space rescue, search and rescue technique, fire-ground evaluations, and advanced fire-fighting. As such it is a building that has been designed to be intentionally set on fire and extinguished as part of the State Fire Marshal’s training regimen. The facility, which is approximately 7,070 sq. ft., was renovated including removal and replacement of deteriorated concrete masonry units, replacement of steel doors and windows, and an upgrade of structural reinforcing.
A brand new thermal lining system was incorporated into select parts of the building which see the most intensity from the fires, designed to withstand the intense heat of direct flame, known as thermal shock, to protect the concrete masonry units and structural elements from excessive deterioration caused by the fires.
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