The newest training tool in the Bernalillo County Fire Department is a five story fire training tower that was dedicated in ceremonies on Tuesday, August 30,2011. It is located at the BCFD Fire Training Academy, 4401 Broadway SE.
“We are proud to have this training tower. It shows our commitment to making sure our firefighters learn the latest training techniques to fight fire and protect the people and property of Bernalillo County,” says Fire Chief John Garcia.
After a ribbon cutting, firefighters performed a ceremonial “wet down” of the tower in a fire tradition that goes back many generations.
Following the ceremonies, an open house was held so the public and the media could see the renovations and improvements made to the training academy over the last few years.
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