Monday, January 31, 2011

Public Safety Training Campus Grand Opening

After many years of hard work, the Public Safety Training Campus was officially unveiled during a grand opening ceremony this morning! Built on Shaw Lane, the new 40-acre campus includes training facilities for Austin Fire, Austin Police, and the Austin/Travis County Emergency Medical Services departments. Various parts of the campus include the new Roy Butler Training Building, a 50,000 square foot classroom facility for Police, Fire and EMS; a shooting range; a burn building; outdoor training areas; a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) obstacle course; a driving track; and an emergency vehicle operating course. Check out the photos below for a glimpse of this morning's festivities! Special thanks to FF Reggie Tait and FF Coitt Kessler, who organized appearances by the Public Safety Honor Guard and Emergency Service Pipes and Drums Association (ESPADA).