Temple breaks ground on new training tower

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 6:26pm

The city of Temple will be building a new $2.6 million training tower in December for its Fire and Rescue Department.

And today, retiring Fire Chief Lonzo Wallace led the ground breaking ceremony.

Fire officials, city leaders and members from the contracted architecture company presented plans for a 5,000-plus square foot building.

It will replace the current tower which was built 50 years ago.

The new one will have four stories with a covered roof and both smoke and fire simulators.

The future training tower will allow fire firefighters to train for calls they commonly respond to as well as specialized calls including high angle and confined spaces.

The city hopes to have it completed by summer 2014.


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