Carbon County Emergency Operations & Training Center Fund
The Carbon County Emergency Operations & Training Center Fund was established to support the operations and activities of the new Carbon County Emergency Operations & Training Center in Nesquehoning, PA. This facility will provide training opportunities and support for Fire, Police Emergency Medical Services, and Emergency Management members from Carbon County and surrounding areas.
The new Training Center, which is currently under construction, will be a four-story fire training structure built to simulate a variety of potential emergency scenarios. There will be three burn training areas, towers for high-angle rescues, laddering for four stories, automatic sprinkler simulation, as well as configured small access spaces where firefighters have to crawl through to rescue victims. There will also be a 1.5 story police training structure with a two-story observation tower.
Individuals involved with any of these emergency agencies have to take multiple training courses and 120 hours of essential training alone, conducting actual tactical operations. Prior to this facility being constructed, volunteers needed to travel to other counties to receive the necessary training.
Distributions from this Fund shall support the facility and any costs incurred to operate it, including but not limited to:
- Utility expenses (propane, electric, etc)
- Equipment purchases, repairs, and upgrades
- Training expenses, instructor fees, and materials
- Building repairs, maintenance, and any other assorted expenses