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Training Facility


Grand Opening was held May 24, 2023
Media Preview Day - May 16, 2023
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December 2022

The final touches are being added to the Fire Training Center. Project timeline is on track to be complete by end of the year. 

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September 2022

The Final floor is being installed on the Fire Training Center. Project timeline is on track to be complete by end of the year. 

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August 2022 - Photo update - Project is still on projected timeline.

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July 2022

The crew, J Reed Erectors out of Louisiana, have been working on it since mid July with a this current progress. They are working 7 days a week, and expect to make the deadline, at this point, which is around the first of November 2022, for structure. 


After that the gas prop manufacturer, Symtech, will take about a month to install the props. They are still shooting to be done around the first of December, 2022.  The address is 2405 SW Aviation Street. 

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May 27, 2022

Dirt work began in April and the foundation for the structure will be completed by the end of May.  Currently, the building materials are scheduled to ship out of Wisconsin on June 16th with a delivery date of June 20, 2022. Steel erection should begin in July with a completion date of late December, 2022.

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Photos May 2022

January 2022 - NWADG Article 

August 2021

  • 2.2 +- acres of land purchased by City for the training center, west of Helping Hands on Aviation Drive (not part of bond funding)

October 2021 - Contracts Executed 

  • Halff Associates/Morrison Shipley Civil Engineer

  • Jackson Brown Palculict Architecture

  • Clinard Construction for Construction Management

  • Phase 1 Grading

The Fire Training and Burn Facility will provide training for our emergency personnel. 


The  Fire Department live burning facility will:

  • Be specifically Designed as a Fire Training/Burn Building

  • Greatly Increase Firefighter Safety During Training

  • Provide Training Flexibility and Consistency

  • Meet Regulatory Standards

  • Reduce Environmental Impact


Bentonville is the only major city in Northwest Arkansas that does not provide this type of training facility for our fire emergency personnel.

Fire Training and Burn Facility



  • Comply with NFPA 1402: Standard on Facilities for Fire Training and Associated Props

  • Provide the ability to train personnel on High Risk, Low-Frequency events

  • Improve firefighter safety during fire training

  • Provide regular, scheduled training opportunities

  • ISO (Insurance Service Organization) rating – 27% training point loss for not having a burning structure

  • Improve public concern with Live Fire training in donated structures 

  • Smoke would be generated using a theatrical smoke system that is EPA compliant with no harmful effects to the environment or the Firefighters.

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