City of Hillsboro Ronler Acres Fire & Rescue Design of New Trench Prop Fire Training Apparatus, Hillsboro, OR

Miller Consulting Engineers collaborated with the Hillsboro Fire Department to develop a below-grade apparatus consisting of concrete sidewalls, as well as a combination of concrete pipe culverts that tie into the structure. The purpose of the apparatus is to allow the ability to install concrete slabs either at angles or horizontally, creating different elevations for which to train personnel. Also, it was requested that at certain points vertical concrete elements could be installed in the trench prop to practice penetrating or cutting through vertical walls of concrete.