The construction of the department’s Drill Field in 1954 in the Stamper Park neighborhood of South Central Longview was the first-step in designing a facility for the on-going training required for emergency service professionals. This facility is still in use today. The original facility consisted of a 4-story drill tower with a built-in drafting pit to accommodate annual fire pump testing requirements. In the mid-1990’s, a single-story, residential-style structure was added for use during live-fire training evolutions. Various props including storage tanks/vessels, pitched roofs, LPG appliances, and a full-scale 4-car train derailment with fire and liquid/vapor leak capabilities round out the cache of training equipment at the drill field. In the early-2000’s, the department acquired the original Stamper Pool building and converted it into a Confidence Course for training employees on certain firefighter rescue and victim search scenarios.
Would you like to arrange for your fire department to use our training field? Please feel free to contact us.