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WCCC Fire Training Center Opens Oct. 5

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After five years of study and planning and months of construction, the Warren County Career Center Fire Training Center, a countywide Fire/Rescue and Technical Rescue Training Facility and Class A Burn Building, is officially open as of Oct 5. A Dedication and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony will be held, in conjunction with area chambers of commerce, on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. The community is invited to attend and tour the new facility.

Hundreds of WCCC adult and high school students in firefighter and EMT classes and all county fire departments will use the center for essential, hands-on training and continuing education for certification.

This is the first such facility in Warren County. WCCC firefighter students and all county fire departments will no longer have to travel out of the county to rent facilities for required fire and rescue training, which cost more time and travel expense.

The closer proximity of the training center could also impact insurance ratings, possibly reducing rates for businesses and homeowners.

A 2012 feasibility study showed that the facility would pay for itself within just a few years, due to the lack of any fire training facilities in the county and the great need of the 14 area fire departments.

This facility will be used extensively to deliver state-of-the-art Fire and EMS training for the students of the Warren County Career Center, as well as firefighters from our collaborative Warren County Fire Departments.

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