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May 2016
Police & Fire Department Training Center Planning      

If you are PLANNING a new Police or Fire Training Center.
If you are PARTNERING to build a new Regional Public Safety Training Center.
If you are RENOVATING an existing Police or Fire Training Center.
If you do not have LAND for a Police or Fire Training Center.
If you do not have MONEY for a Police or Fire Training Center.
If any of the above is true, read on..... 

If you are planning a new training center, most likely it's your first time. And in most cases it will be your last time. A Public Safety Training Center, for police and fire departments is a once-in-a-career project. If you are an Administrative or Facilities Chief, you may have experience with planning, locating or funding a new station or stations; but a new training center, it's most likely your first time and last time. 

If you have experience, for example, with new or multiple station projects you most likely have learned a great deal from the first to the second to the third and so on. A training center project is very different. Sure, there are likely to be a few similar aspects such as land issues, design issues and community involvement; but after these traditional construction project hurdles, undertaking a training center will bring many different and unique issues. Here are some examples:    
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Q & A 

The questions below
were asked (submitted) by non public safety professionals. We found some of the questions to be interesting, funny, and some insightful. Click on the answer to read responses or add your own.  
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Q:  What do police do when drivers are stopped by police, but refuse to cooperate, and try to drive away forcibly?
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Q:  Why is it common to see an obese policeman but I've never seen an obese fireman?
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Skidcar System


The SKIDCAR SYSTEMŽ is an advanced driver training solution that teaches drivers to anticipate car control problems before they occur. With SKIDCAR™, drivers experience exactly how a vehicle will behave in situations that can cause traction loss, including adverse weather, excessive speed, rapid braking or steering errors. But unlike other programs that simply teach reactionary motor skills, SKIDCAR trains drivers to think, maintain control, and avoid trouble ahead of time.


FIREBLAST  Global    


With the significant expansion of our business from the North American market to the International stage, Fireblast is now embracing our focus as Fireblast Global. This change will undoubtedly solidify our vision at Fireblast Global to be the World's leading provider of Advanced Fire Training Simulators.  As such, Fireblast Global will continue to exemplify our commitment to Integrity, Innovation, and Intellect, always keeping at the forefront, the customer's needs for the most realistic, and technically advanced training environments. Please visit our newly designed website,, for a complete listing of all products for your agency's training needs.        




Kidde Fire Trainers brings together the proven leaders in the industry to offer the broadest range of fire training solutions to meet your training needs. With more than 30 years of live fire training knowledge, Kidde Fire Trainers has the experience that instills confidence. Count on Kidde to deliver innovative training systems, installed on time and within budget.



Fire Training Systems  


Drager's comprehensive portfolio of both Class A and B professional fire training props, as well as custom configurable SCBA confidence mazes, allow solutions that are tailored to the unique needs of individual fire departments, giving Fire Fighters the ability to practice in a safe environment.  Whether you are looking for a fixed or mobile solution, let the experts at Drager help you design the solution that is right for you.  




Envisage is a high tech software company founded in 2001 to automate complex training operations for first responders and the military. We create solutions that make our world a safer place. Our mission is to improve the readiness of our Nation's public safety professionals to ensure they come home alive. The company's training and compliance software platform leads the industry, serving over 1,000,000 first responders and 8,600 public safety departments, across multiple states and the Federal Government.  Our clients are federal law enforcement agencies, including the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and many state law enforcement and public safety organizations ( Twitter: 

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FSTI has provided training to the volunteer public safety community since 2006. It has been our mission to provide high quality training to firefighters while at the same time promoting community safety.

Fire Services Training Institute (FSTI) is a non-profit public benefit corporation with both state and federal tax exempt status.


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