The Rancho Cucamonga Fire District is an all-risk emergency response agency, and our firefighters routinely train to hone their skills in things such as structural and wildland firefighting, auto extrication, technical rescues, hazardous materials responses and calls for emergency medical services. On January 19, 2017, the Fire District held a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the All-Risk Training Center, which will be built on the Jersey Fire Station property and provide fire crews with a variety of props to practice all of those skills.
The Training Center project, which was part of the original Jersey Station Master Plan developed in 1989, plans for realistic, adaptable and reusable facilities for training public safety personnel. It offers potential joint training opportunities with regional and community partners, specifically our public safety partners with the Rancho Cucamonga Police Dept. The facility will also include meeting rooms with capabilities for video and teleconferencing as well as a community education facility to host fire and life safety demonstrations.
The design and construction costs were set aside, through decades of planning and budgeting, and are fully funded from Fire District Capital Reserves. The Training Center has been included in the list of adopted Council goals for the past four years, and the Fire District has diligently worked to ensure the facility is designed to be durable, sustainable and include innovative and environmentally conscious ways to recycle all the training water used on site.
Responses to traffic collisions, rescues, and fires are not what they used to be. To be prepared for all risks, firefighters continuously train and review their tactics to ensure the best possible outcome. The public will get sneak peeks at that training and learn how to better prepare them and their families through a variety of demonstration opportunities that this new facility will provide, including our annual Fire Prevention Week Open House that will be held here in the future.