A firefighting academy, which yearly offers up to seven hundred classes, wants to build a new building for the purposes of hands-on training.
Located at 600 Aspen Road in Socorro, the New Mexico Firefighters Training Academy was opened in 1989 with a mission of offering instruction in all areas of fire service.
A Request for Proposals issued by the New Mexico General Services Department is asking for the construction of a roughly 6,300 square foot masonry-built building.
That structure will include a masonry stem wall, concrete slab, fire-rated and coated tiles, and hollow metal doors and frames.
What is called a “burn building” will also feature a mechanical exhaust system, lighting, and drainage inlets connected to an existing reclaimed water drain line.
Designer of the project is the Albuquerque-based NCA Architects, which specializes in schools, courthouses, correctional facilities, and other public structures.
The deadline for the RFP is December 6.
By Garry Boulard
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