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January 2018
Shooting Range Design

As is the case with most training center related projects; the design, construction and operation of a live fire shooting range is a once-in-a-career project for law enforcement agencies and their staff. This month we are pleased to provide valuable insights from Troy Acoustics on how to avoid the common mistakes. Troy is the recognized leader in the design and installation of indoor and outdoor shooting range noise control and acoustics.

The critical design issue points explained in the paper include:
  1. Does Your Range Meet the OSHA Standard?
  2. Don't Be Told You Can Only Fire 9 Rounds
  3. Look at Acoustic Options in The Design Stage
  4. Did You Consider Noise Levels in Adjoining Classrooms or Offices?
  5. Indoor and Outdoor Ranges Must Comply with Most Local Noise Ordinances
  6. Poor Choices Result in More Headaches
  7. Standard Acoustic Tiles Are Not an Option
  8. ETL 11-18 Is A Terrific Resource
  9. Plastic Like Products Show Low Performance
  10. Rubber Works Well in A Shoot House Not in A Range
  11. Limit Your Use of Rubber If You Must Have It
  12. Outdoor Ranges Present Different Challenges
Click on this link to read the entire paper:  Prescription for a Quieter Range

For additional range design resources click this link to visit the  Troy Resource Library   

Citizens Submit Their Questions
Q & A 

The questions below
were asked (submitted) by non public safety professionals. We found some of the questions to be interesting, funny, and some insightful. Click on the answer to read responses or add your own.  
Q: The fires in California brought 8k plus firefighters. How do they feed everyone while they are there working?
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Q: If all of the cars on a freeway are speeding, what do the police do to stop it?
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Q: How do firemen approach going to the bathroom? What if one has to go bad but has a call right away? 
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Q: Why do police in the US shine a spotlight at your car when they pull you over? 
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Skidcar System


The SKIDCAR SYSTEMŽ is an advanced driver training solution that teaches drivers to anticipate car control problems before they occur. With SKIDCAR™, drivers experience exactly how a vehicle will behave in situations that can cause traction loss, including adverse weather, excessive speed, rapid braking or steering errors. But unlike other programs that simply teach reactionary motor skills, SKIDCAR trains drivers to think, maintain control, and avoid trouble ahead of time.


FIREBLAST  Global    


With the significant expansion of our business from the North American market to the International stage, Fireblast is now embracing our focus as Fireblast Global. This change will undoubtedly solidify our vision at Fireblast Global to be the World's leading provider of Advanced Fire Training Simulators.  As such, Fireblast Global will continue to exemplify our commitment to Integrity, Innovation, and Intellect, always keeping at the forefront, the customer's needs for the most realistic, and technically advanced training environments. Please visit our newly designed website,, for a complete listing of all products for your agency's training needs.        

Public safety personnel need the best possible environment to excel at what they do. Whether RDG Planning and Design is designing for Fire, Police or EMS personnel, we listen and collaborate closely to ensure the facility fits their specific needs. From preparedness, security and community involvement to state-of-the-art training and technology, we deliver thoughtful design that maximizes your budget. RDG Planning and Design's planners, architects, and engineers' goal is to help you recruit and retain the best people with a space that's as attractive as it is functional.

Responder Gateway has been designed to make it easy to find exactly what's going on in the world of the emergency responder. One place. One stop. One source. This site is a great resource for anyone who wants to stay up to date about various subjects within the first responder industry and doesn't have time to waste. 

VR Motion and SKIDCAR System, Inc. sign exclusive agreement for military and law enforcement driver training to continue 

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Regional Training Center Up For Funding Approval to continue 
Volunteer FD to build training center to continue 

Chefs in training serve up food for police recruits to continue

SLIDESHOW: New training center to continue

Officer's estate sues motorcycle trainers in his death to continue 

North Las Vegas hiring firefighters a to continue 
First Tribal Police Chief named to training board to continue 
Tech Carpentry School students build police training facility to continue

Officer who handcuffed teacher 'needs training,' she says to continue

Chief says don't have training, equipment needed to detect drugged drivers to continue 
Low turnout for Volunteer training to continue 

Rookie are spending less time with veterans. Are they ready? to continue  
Mobile rescue dog hit by a truck while training to continue 

Seattle PD in 'full and effective compliance' -- federal judge to continue 
Six recruits sent to hospital during training to continue 

County knew range was contaminated, suit says to continue 

Officer accused of throwing flash bangs at cadets during training to continue

Deputy who fired shots did not have academy training to continue 
FSTI has provided training to the volunteer public safety community since 2006. It has been our mission to provide high quality training to firefighters while at the same time promoting community safety.

Fire Services Training Institute (FSTI) is a non-profit public benefit corporation with both state and federal tax exempt status.


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