The William Perry Schulze Fire Training officially opened in May 2004. Situated in Elk Grove’s light industrial district at 10573 East Stockton Boulevard, the four acre facility offers state-of-the-art firefighting and rescue amenities including California’s first swift water rescue prop, two classrooms, a railcar prop, six exterior propane burn props, a confined space rescue area, and a five story burn tower. At a price tag just under $3 million, the facility also includes several environmentally friendly attributes including a sophisticated underground water retention and recycling system. The facility provides a comprehensive training experience for Cosumnes CSD Fire Department personnel as well as neighboring fire departments, law enforcement agencies, and statewide certification classes.
The facility’s name honors the late Elk Grove Fire Chief, William Perry Schulze. Chief Schulze was the first full time paid Fire Chief in Sacramento County and served as Elk Grove’s Fire Chief for 29 years before stepping down to serve for five more years as Elk Grove’s Fire Marshal. Chief Schulze passed away in 1985.
3 classrooms with full media support
Emergency Medical Services training lab
Multi-story burn tower (Class A and Class B - Propane)
Swift water rescue prop
Exterior fire training props - loading dock, propane tank, passenger vehicle, christmas tree, flowing liquid fire
Confined Space Rescue props - State certified training site
Rescue Systems 1 - shoring and lifting
Heavy objects - up to 70,000 pounds
Forcible entry props
6 story training tower
Low and high angle rope rescue
School bus - MCI simulator
Ventilation - peaked roof and flat roof
3 Type I engines
20 Scott self-contained breathing apparatus
On-site SCBA refill
The Training Center is available for rental. Please click on Rules and Regulations Page for rental fees and application.