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Folding Fire Training Tower

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Folding Fire Training Tower

Folding Fire Drill Towers supplied by Crofton Engineering

The new Folding Fire Training Tower provides all the features of a standard FT-66 training tower. Erected as required for training, it spends most of its time in the down position.

A first of its kind for Crofton Engineering the new hydraulic folding fire training tower designed, fabricated and installed at Merseyside Fire and Rescue’s new Saughall Massie fire station in the Wirral, UK.

Built on a green belt site, the new fire station only received planning permission with stringent conditions. As a result, it was not possible to build a permanent training tower as it would be too high.

Crofton worked with Cambridge Hydraulics, Wates Construction and Merseyside Fire and Rescue to develop a workable alternative. The company adapted the design of its standard FT-66 four-storey training tower, splitting it into two pieces, with the hinged upper section put up and down using a hydraulic ram.

Crofton Engineering has been involved in all aspects of fabrication and structural steelwork of Fire Drill Towers for over 60 years. With our original Fire Drill Tower delivered in 1958, and still in use today, we have a long history in this arena. Our 11,000sq/ft. factory is equipped with separate fabrication and finishing facilities.

Research carried out by Crofton Engineering into the requirements for the training of fire officers has produced models designed to conform to current guidance on safety in drill towers, whilst maintaining the basic need to provide a practical training facility.

Our wide range of towers (designed to suit every budget) are employed in over 400 fire stations throughout the British Isles and abroad, and with constant use over many years, have proved robust and durable. The demands of such diverse site conditions are catered for in the design, making our towers the primary choice in many areas.

Our Fire Drill Towers can also provide mounting facilities for telecommunication aerials, abseiling, rope rescue practice or virtually any other adaptation that may be required.

We have extensive experience of working closely with Architects and Design Engineers to solve unusual problems and have developed a comprehensive and skilled site installation service. Crofton’s own erection crew install our towers, on a ready prepared base, in just one day; causing minimum disruption to either construction sites or busy operational fire stations. The tough steel construction, with a choice of special anti-corrosion treatment can minimise any need for servicing and gives a virtually indefinite life. This is particularly important when severe exposure is likely to be encountered in the farthest reaches of the British Isles.


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