Jerome Fire Department Unveils Newest Training Facility
Jerome, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) This Tuesday, the city of Jerome’s Fire Department held a special ground breaking ceremony for their newest training facility.
Over the past 3 years the Jerome Fire Department has been raising funds to build their very own fire training facility.
The facility will consist of a 3 steel shipping containers essentially creating a burnable 2 story structure.
With fundraising efforts such as the “Fire in the Hole” golf tournament and multiple donations from around the community, the burn facility finally has enough funds to get underway.
“We’ve got about 15,000 to spend this year to get it erected and working. They city purchased the 3 steel containers about 2 or 3 years ago. Public works is going to do some excavation for us. The city engineering department did the staking and the plan review. It’s kind of a city wide project so were trying to make it efficient as far as economics.”
Said Jerome Fire Chief, Jack Krill.
The training facility will be located directly behind station 2, off of Yakima Street in Jerome.
Once finished, the new facility will be the only fire training structure within 150 miles in any direction.
Allowing multiple agencies from around the Magic Valley the opportunity to train on it.
Construction on the training facility will begin immediately with the final construction finishing up in August.