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Firefighters and community members from the Argyle (NY) and Fort Edward fire departments gathered this weekend for a grand opening of the new, $200,000, three-story training facility that will cut down on travel for training events, reports news10.com.
The new facility ixnays both departments having to take staff, equipment, and apparatus to Saratoga County’s training facility in Milton, the report says. The old practice meant venturing about 28 miles for Fort Edward and nearly 35 for Argyle.
Built out of shipping containers, the training center allows for myriad real-life scenarios and aims to let trainees get experience with live fires, indoor burns, roof operations and rescue, wall breaches, emergency escape, FAST (Firefighter Assist Search Team), standpipe operations, and others, the report notes.
Funding came with help from both departments, with Fort Edward securing funds needed to build the structure, and Argyle getting the money for work onsite to get it built, according to the report.