Fire/EMS Dedicates New Training Facility

April 7, 2003

Alan Etter

(Washington) – Fire & EMS Chief Adrian H. Thompson dedicated the DC Fire & EMS Department’s new Training Academy Administration Building.  The new building, which cost approximately $2.4 million, houses a variety of training activities, including EMT/Paramedic instruction, weapons of mass destruction and HazMat operations.

The 14,400 sq. foot building, located on the grounds of the Fire & EMS Training Academy in Blue Plains, is the latest structural addition to the

(L to R) Randall Stock (VP Butler Construction), Fire/EMS Chief Adrian Thompson, Lynn Bays-Feuschel (Jack Bays, Inc.), BFC Larry Jackson, DFC Michael Smith

Fire/EMS Chief

Adrian Thompson

Deputy Fire Chief

Michael Smith

site.  In November of 2001, the department’s $8 million burn building was dedicated.  That facility reproduces a variety of live fire training environments in which firefighters can drill and gain experience.

“We’re very happy to be able to bring the very best our industry has to offer to our first responders,” said Chief Thompson.  “As we continue to receive new, more advanced equipment, the DC Fire & EMS Department continues to be recognized as one of the most prepared public safety agencies in the world.”