Introducing the New Public Safety Training Center
Community leaders and safety officials welcomed this new facility recently with a ribbon-cutting ceremony
There’s a new member of the West Valley’s public safety family and it stands proudly in the shadows of the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Community leaders, fire fighters, police officers and city officials gathered recently to celebrate the regional partnership with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the first fully functioning public safety training center in the West Valley.
The center, which is located just a few miles west of the stadium at 11550 W. Glendale Avenue, is currently hosting its first class fire fighter trainees. It is the first of its kind in the West Valley, providing fire fighters and police officers a training facility that will include classrooms, a driving track, five story fire training tower, special operations training props and many other amenities.
As growth in the West Valley continues to explode, this multi-agency partnership has created a training center that will produce highly skilled public safety personnel for years to come.
A Look Inside
This facility goes way beyond the basics, boasting expansive training spaces as well as other amenities tailored to public safety needs. Here’s a look at some of the features:
- The administrative/academic building is 94,690 square feet.
- There are seven classrooms.
- There is one large lecture hall on site.
- The building boasts a physical fitness workout room, defensive tactics room, candidates’ physical ability test room (CPAT) and several smaller training rooms.
- This center also offers a multi-use track for driver training, including a 75,000-square-foot skid pad.
- To assist in training firefighters for real-life situations, the center will also boast important training props, such as a 3,800-square-foot, single-family home; a five-story drill tower; a simulated fire station; rail cars; automobiles; and un underground gas line.
- Police training props include a 9,000-square-foot firing range classroom building, outdoor firing ranges and a tactical range.
Lis Cortes, Management Assistant
Glendale Fire Department
Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center