On Friday, October 9, dirt flew as the City officially kicked-off the construction of the Plano Fire-Rescue Fire Training Center. The new facility will be located at 4637 McDermott Road.
“This facility allows Plano’s training staff to simulate infrequent high-hazard events and lets our firefighters practice new techniques in a safe and non-emergency setting,” said Fire Chief Sam Greif. “The complex is unique and innovative, and will provide quality training opportunities for years to come.”
Funding for the $14.8 million project comes from the approved 2017 bond referendum. The new 2-acre complex, includes state of the art amenities:
• Training administration building with office space • Training/classrooms and locker rooms• Fitness area • Mock three-bay apparatus room • Two-story single-family home training prop • Six-story burn tower • Two-story multi-family apartment prop • Technical rescue training facility
The project should be completed by early 2022.