San Angelo Fire Department Receives Federal Grant For Fire Training Facility
San Angelo has received good news about the reciept of a $1.2million dollar grant for a Regional Fire Training Center.
The City of San Angelo was awarded a $1.2 million dollar federal Economic Development Administration grant to help with the expenses on constuction of a Concho Valley Regional Fire Training Center. The training center will serve as a training facility for San Angelo Fire Department as well as Coke, Concho, Crockett, Irion, Kimble,Mason, McCulloch, Menard, Reagan, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, and Tom Green counties. The facility will aid in the efforts to help contain wild fires that threaten our local economy.
The location selected for the new facility will be near the City's Animal Shelter on HWY 67 North. The plans are to include a burn building of at least 4 stories, a large class room facility, and offices for training staff and props. The complex is slated to be up and running by the fall of 2015 and will be managed by San Angelo Fire Department. Construction of the complex is expected to cost $2.6 million with the city financing the remaining balance of $1.4 after the grant has been applied.