Progress at Elgin Community College’s Public Safety Training Center

We’ve had our quad-copter drone out at the Burlington, Illinois site of the new Elgin Community College Public Safety Training Center several times this summer. Take a look at the footage from one of the visits.

You can see a great deal of progress at the 75-acre site. The new building structures at the Public Safety Training Center include:

  • an 18,000 SF Academic Building,
  • a 10,000 SF Apparatus Building to accommodate training on fire and police equipment,
  • a 3-story Fire Training Tower (or Burn Tower) to simulate both residential and commercial fire scenarios,
  • and a Pump House/Grounds Storage Facility.

The site itself will offer some unique features such as:

  • a driving pad that includes a wet-weather skid pad to provide firsthand experience with advanced vehicle maneuver training,
  • a pond that will be used to draft the water for firefighter training,
  • and a second pond that will be used for search and rescue training.

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