Training Center

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
  • Railcar prop
  • Confined Space Rescue props - State certified training site
  • Collapse building
  • Rescue Systems 1 - shoring and lifting
  • Heavy objects - up to 70,000 pounds
  • Search building
  • Forcible entry props
  • Flashover simulator
  • 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

Rental Information

The Training Center is available for rental.  Please click on Rules and Regulations Page for rental fees and application.