New Fire Department Training Facilities
Announcement from Steve Horton, City Fire Chief
The two shipping containers purchased with FEMA DHS grant funds have arrived and are in place at the Habitat for Humanity facility (the former INDOT garage) on Lanier Drive.
A maze will be constructed in one and the other will be used for live burn training.
Thanks to Don McKay, Jr. and Bill Devries for their efforts in this matter.
Special thanks go to the following Habitat for Humanity personnel: Amy Ray, Executive Director and David Connolly, Restore Manager.
They are permitting us to use the southwest corner of their facility as a mini-training area until such time as this location will be used for the construction of housing. When it became apparent that there wasn’t sufficient room at the City Garage for the containers, I approached Mr. Connolly about locating them at 931 Lanier Dr. and he and Ms. Ray soon granted the required permission. The area is graveled and I will be receiving a key to the Green Road gate soon.
I am going to check into the possibility of having a fire hydrant installed at the location as there is a City water main on Green Road, and we will be purchasing what materials we can from Habitat for modification of the boxes, doors, access panels, etc.