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August 2014
Public Safety Training Center Planning: What Will Success Look Like?


What is the most important and first task that must be completed when planning a new police for firefighter training center? It may not guarantee success, but without it will guarantee failure?   
  • Establishing objectives by identifying and understanding what a successful public safety, police, firefighter training center project will mean for you, your department and public you serve.


Before the training center project team can take any step forward it must be able, without hesitation, to answer the following question:  What Will Success Look Like?

Let me explain how to best answer this question by applying a couple of popular quotes. 

  • Plans are nothing; planning is everything
    ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Strategic planning is worthless - unless there is first a strategic vision
    ~ John Naisbitt
  • Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now
    ~ Alan Lakein
One of the primary reasons that projects struggle to become successful is because there is no clear vision of what is to be accomplished. Over the past twenty years I have seen time and time again training center projects that have vague ideas of the benefits they would like to enjoy, but they lack a solid strategy for getting there  ... click to continue.


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Kidde Fire Trainers 


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.




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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.  

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Community College needs funds for firefighter training building to continue 


New Fire Chief in California at $165K to continue 


Fire Department to construct state-of-the-art training facility by Drager to continue 

Tour of new Tulsa firefighter training facility to continue 


Training Drill for school bus drivers from fire department, SWAT team to continue 

Fire Department's new burn building ready for training to continue   


Family sues training program after firefighter's death - Houston Chronicle to continue 

Town gets $25,000 private grant for police dog and training to continue 


Audit spotted firefighter training records problem to continue 

Fire training tower going up to continue 

Officials want to build a 'total disaster city' for fire training to continue 


Fireman's Fund Insurance Donates $25K to Los Angeles Fire Department to continue 


Local companies help pay firefighter training tower to continue 

After 20 years fire department gets training on abandoned house to continue 

3 firefighters injured in training accident to continue 

Los Angeles Fire Department LAFD to hire 165 new firefighters to continue 


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Police get training rifles received through DoD 1033 program to continue  


Florida calls for inquiry into police academy's training and record keeping to continue    


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North Dakota is hiring police and will open new training academy to continue    


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A Alligator bites police recruit in training exercise to continue    


Police use seized funds for training, defense attorney calls it "boondoggles" to continue 


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