Bernalillo County commissioners have approved the funding for the Bernalillo County Public Safety Training Academy to be designed, built, leased, and managed by FireEd, LLC.
Commissioners approved $1.49 million for the purposes of funding the design of the facility and $51.8 million for a 30-year lease of the facility.
“This state-of-the-art facility will allow the county to occupy the building while keeping our attention directly on the training of our firefighters and sheriff’s deputies,” says Deputy County Manager of Health and Public Safety Greg Perez. “The county doesn’t have to worry about maintenance or repairs, that’s all covered by FireEd.”
The training academy will be a roughly 41,000 square foot facility built to achieve two Green Globes. Green Globes is a framework for identifying, implementing, and measuring high performance green buildings. Certification demonstrates the support of health, a reduced impact on the environment and increased building systems efficiency.
The new Bernalillo County Public Safety Training Academy will be located in the South Valley near Rio Bravo and Broadway.
The Public Safety Training Academy was approved on a 5 to 0 vote.