The Burrville Fire Training School was built in 1961 on a rural road in the Burrville section of Torrington to fill the need for volunteer firefighters to receive professional training at one central location. Four decades later, the arduous process to design and secure funding for an all-new facility to replace it began.
Richard Winn, a former career firefighter who is the director of the new Litchfield County Regional Fire School in Torrington, said “It took 15 years to design this new facility on the footprint of the previous Burrville Fire Training School and cost the state $13 million, but it was desperately needed for volunteer firefighters in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut. This is a new Class A fire training structure. We installed System 203 linings consisting of 3910 tiles, certain steel and fire brick pavers.”