New Training Prop: Wood Products Training Display


The Maine Fire Service Institute received a wood products training display case.  The display case was made possible as part of the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) grant. The training prop was given to Director Guindon through the assistance of former California State Fire Marshal, Ron Colman.

The display cases provide industry product samples that will be used to enhance the building construction curriculum. The display case is supported by the following web-site; and is an excellent training aid insofar as engineered wood products that are commonly found in new construction today as well as traditional wood frame construction.

wood construction display 2

Wood Construction Display 1

Below is a list of samples that are included in the display cases, moreover, on the web-site there are a few more resources including product testing to disprove some of the myths of this form of light weight construction.

  • I-Joists
  • End-jointed lumber
  • Glued laminated timber
  • Structural Composite Lumber
  • Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
  • Plywood
  • Particleboard
  • Medium Density Fiberboard
  • Hardboard
  • Architectural doors, windows, and frames
  • Factory – laminated wood products

Should you desire to use this new training prop, please do so through the MFSI web-site.  Click here to go to the Request for Equipment page.