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Richardson Opens New Fire Training/Emergency Operations Center
Posted Date: 10/3/2013 4:00 PM

Fire Training Center ribbon cuttingThe City of Richardson and the Richardson Fire Department today celebrated the opening of the City’s new Fire Training Center and Emergency Operations Center. The new facility, which replaces existing buildings, was partially funded through the 2010 Bond Program.

“This new training center allows for greater ability to respond to emergencies and is a wonderful example of Richardson’s commitment to serve the community with the best emergency services available.” said Richardson Mayor Laura Maczka. “I want to thank our residents for their support in voting to provide quality training, equipment and resources for our firefighters. We are excited to be able to deliver such a wonderful facility for the benefit and safety of our community.”

The new 11,500-square-foot emergency training complex, located at 1601 E. Lookout Dr., includes a backup emergency dispatch center and an emergency operations center that will improve the City’s ability to respond to major incidents.

It also features a communications tower, an equipment storage building, three fire training offices and two emergency management offices. The training facility will be used to instruct new firefighter recruits, and for current firefighters to conduct required training exercises and multi-company drills.

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