KFR Training Centre to get $750k upgrade

By James Peters / Chad Harris
September 20, 2016 - 4:49pm

KAMLOOPS — City staff have been given Kamloops council's go-ahead for big changes at the Kamloops Fire Rescue training centre on Bunker Road.

The project will see $750,000 go into building a new search training building and new classroom space.

Fire Chief Dale McLean says this could become a big draw for smaller community fire departments around the region.

"Fire chiefs and firefighters are all concerned about their safety and by having a modern burn building that is not burning 'Class A' combustibles, that is very high on the priority list of a lot of the fire departments.This will be a very big carrot for a lot of outside agencies to come and pursue that with us," said McLean.

Among the new amenities will be a new fire training tower, this one built out of metal instead of concrete, and burning propane.

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