Firemen entering training simulation.

From May 31 to June 5, Norfolk County Fire Department will have access to a state-of-the-art Mobile Live Fire Training Unit (MLFTU).

This advanced training resource from the province significantly improves the department’s ability to provide hands-on firefighter training. It is part of the province’s plan to expand and modernize firefighting training, bringing high-quality, hands-on instruction to fire services without dedicated training facilities.

MLFTU is a state-of-the-art mobile facility designed to simulate realistic fire scenarios in a controlled environment. Its modular design allows for various training scenarios, ensuring versatile training experiences.

Key features of the MLFTU include:

  • Multiple Training Areas: Can simulate diverse fire scenarios, such as pre-flashover conditions, kitchen fires, basement fires, and second-story fires requiring laddering.
  • Realistic Props: Includes standpipe connections, a sprinkler system, and a simulated living room with a couch.
  • Roof Prop for Ventilation Training: Provides training in proper ventilation techniques.
  • Meets NFPA Standards: Complies with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) training standards.

The MLFTU will be used for ongoing training sessions and certification programs, benefiting both new recruits and veteran firefighters. It bridges the gap between classroom learning and real-life application, fostering greater confidence and competence among our personnel.

The Norfolk County Fire Department extends its gratitude to the province and the community for their continued support. The investment in the MLFTU underscores the shared commitment to public safety and the professional development of Norfolk firefighters.


Gord Stilwell, Fire Chief

“We are excited to host the Mobile Live Fire Training Unit in Norfolk County. This training center provides our firefighters with simulated fire conditions in a safe environment, significantly enhancing their preparedness for real-world emergencies. Over 100 of our firefighters will participate in training evolutions in the MLFTU during its stay in Norfolk County. This advanced training tool helps us maintain the highest standards in firefighting and emergency response.”