The new first responder training facility in Findlay is nearing completion and already held its first class.
The STRICT Center (Simulated Tactical Response & Incident Command Training) is located behind Fire Station 4 on County Road 236.
The facility includes two structures; a training building and a burn building.
“An exciting aspect of the STRICT Center is the ability for our safety agencies to train together,” said Fire Chief Josh Eberle.
“At almost every emergency, there is a fire department, law enforcement and an EMS component all working alongside each other. Currently it is difficult for these agencies to train as a unit, even though we respond together. The STRICT Center will allow that joint training to happen on a regular basis.”
Chief Eberle says the community has been extremely supportive of the project and more than half of the $2.4 million price tag is being covered through grants and donations.
He anticipates a ribbon cutting to be held for the facility in the spring.
Learn more about the new facility here and in the Facebook post below.