Training Facility


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.

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