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June 7, 2012
New Training Facility Helps 25 Fire Departments Protect and Save Lives
MEDIA ALERT AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
25 East Metro Fire Departments
Invited Feature Speaker: Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton
State Senators and Representatives, Mayors
Most importantly: More than 1,400 firefighters (both paid-per-call and full-time) and 3,000 public safety officers who cover a population of 716,158 people in Ramsey and Washington counties.
What: “Firefighters Injured…”, “Injured Police Officer…”, “Woman Injured in House Fire…” – All too often these are the headlines the media report. The East Metro Fire Departments coupled with state and county officials are taking action to reduce the number of these types of stories.
25 local fire departments and public safety organizations have come together and are breaking ground on a new East Metro Public Safety Training Center that will provide them with the necessary training environment to prepare them to deal with hazardous and life-threatening situations such as flashovers – similar to the type of incident at the Minneapolis church fire over Memorial Day weekend – or explosive situations.
Currently, there are inadequate training facilities in the east metro and surrounding areas for public safety agencies to properly train. In the past, these public safety professionals have used abandoned homes or warehouses to train, however these types of training opportunities are near extinct in the metro area and do not provide a full array of real-life scenarios safety professionals encounter daily.
Minnesota Governor Dayton is invited to break ground with elected state and local officials. Remarks will also be provided by fire chiefs who have encountered real situations in which the opportunity to train helped them to save the lives of both adults and children.
Additional remarks: State Senator Charles Wiger, State Representative Leon Lillie, State Representative Nora Slawick, Ramsey County Commissioner Victoria Reinhart, Maplewood Mayor Will Rossbach, Oakdale Mayor Carmen Sarrack, and North St. Paul Mayor Mike Kuehn.
Why: Capture the remarks of fire chiefs as they recount stories about what this facility means in protecting the lives of those who serve us and keep us safe in life-threatening situations and to help save more lives.
Where: 34th St N and Century Ave N, Maplewood, MN
Intersection of Minnesota Trunk Highway 120 and
County State Aid Highway 5
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