The fire department has completed a major training tower renovation, reports Rome News-Tribune.
A burn building is next. The facility will let firefighters train under simulated or controlled fire and smoke conditions. It will be built next to the fire tower at the training center and construction is expected to begin in March.
A contract has been awarded for a new tanker truck, which is funded with SPLOST dollars. Specifications also are being developed for another new fire engine, which is expected to take 13 to 14 months to build.