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Fire Training Site Seeks Painting Bids

Thursday, May 24, 2012

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Any structure that is constantly on fire consumes a lot of paint, and Brayton Fire Training Field—the world’s largest live-fueled firefighter training facility—is no exception.

Texas A&M University will open bids June 6 for extensive abrasive-blast cleaning, pressure washing and coating at Brayton, which adjoins the Aggies’ campus in College Station, TX.

 Firefighters in training tackle a blaze at “Prop 31.”

 Photos: TEEX/ESTI

Firefighters in training tackle a blaze at “Prop 31,” a 66-foot tall, 21,608-square-foot process unit that burns LPG and E3 fuel at Brayton Fire Training Field in College Station, TX.

Officially the Texas Engineering Extension Services Emergency System Training Institute (Teex/Esti), the 279-acre Brayton site features 132 training stations and 22 live-fueled props.

The facility includes full-scale towers, tanks, industrial plant structures, a ship and buildings that are used during life-like training simulations. Other training aids are used for classes in high-rise rescue, aircraft firefighting, passenger train emergency response, structural collapse/heavy rescue and other mass-casualty emergencies.

More than 50,000 firefighters a year train at Brayton.

Scope of Work

The project involves abrasive-blast cleaning and painting dozens of metal structures and surfaces, including scaffolding, bollards, shelters, LPG storage tanks, frames, railcars, platforms, piping and walls. Concrete walls and wooden shelter benches, walls and a smoke house will also be pressure-washed and coated.

 Brayton's  full-scale “Disaster City”
Established in 1931, Brayton is the world’s largest live-fueled firefighting training facility. The site includes a full-scale “Disaster City.”

The project has a tight turnaround, and deliverability will be considered in evaluating bids, the university says. The university wants work to begin as soon as the contract is awarded and completed by July 6.

No budget estimate for the project was released.

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