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Bureau of Fire Training and Administration:
North Country Training Facility

north country training facility - Raymond S. Burton Fire & EMS

Located at 80 Ray Burton Drive in Bethlehem, NH
NOTE: If you are travelling to the location, typing in "6 Trudeau Road, Bethlehem NH" will allow your GPS to take you to the correct location.

Burn Tower Classroom
Burn Tower and Classroom Building as of August 2015
Burn Tower, North Country Training Facility Construction of Classroom Building

Burn Tower and Classroom Building construction as of January 2014

Burn Tower - far away Classroom view from Burn Tower
Burn Tower and Classroom View as of August 2015
Burn Building June 2014 Classroom June 2014

Burn Tower and Classroom Building Construction as of June 2014

Burn Tower - Inside Classroom View - Inside
Burn Room and Classroom - Inside Views as of August 2015
Burn Room Inside June 2014 Classroom Inside June 2014

Burn Room and Classroom - Inside Views as of June 2014

On May 29, 2013 Governor Lynch signed Senate Bill 291 which appropriated funding to purchase land and build a fire training facility located in the North Country. The Department of Safety established a committee that was composed of fire chiefs and firefighters throughout the North Country to determine the needs and location of a fire training facility in the North Country. The committee examined multiple properties and unanimously selected the site in Bethlehem to be the location for the new fire training facility.

The property is a 12.1 acre lot, part of a larger parcel of land in the White Mountain National Forest obtained by the United States Department of Agriculture by federal condemnation in and around 1914. Key factors that weighted into the decision to select the site in Bethlehem was how the site was located within 60 miles of all the municipalities that were targeted, cost of development, existing infrastructure, and community acceptance. This property consists of a main structure and several other buildings which will be able to be utilized for training and storage.

As of the summer of 2015, this site is the home of a new four story burn building that serves both certification training and local department training. This building is essential in increasing the training levels of local responders. Along with the burn building, an existing building on site has been converted to a fully functional "non-destruction" classroom space.

To reserve any or all components to this new facility for training purposes, follow the link to fill out a Facility Request Form on our Resource Center.

   
 
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