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New Fire-Training Facility Open In Spartanburg County

Firefighters in the Upstate now have a new fire-training facility! Yesterday, Davis & Floyd employees attended the dedication of the facility, which consists of a three-story concrete structure and five-story steel drill tower designed to simulate a burning house or office building. The two buildings amount to about 10,000 square feet, providing Spartanburg County firefighters with a first-class facility that includes improved training safety features and updated training apparatuses for situation scenarios. One unique aspect is the elevator shaft in the drill tower, which will provide hands-on elevator training to the firefighters at the facility.

The New Fire-Training Burn Center

Davis & Floyd was selected by Spartanburg County to provide the survey, design, and permitting for the 19-acre campus. Part of this job required the development of a site plan for the campus’ gun range. Significant measures were taken to ensure safety for the trainees on the range, and for the property owners just adjacent to the campus.

“We all benefit from well-trained first responders, and those who are called to do such work deserve the best training facilities our communities can provide. We are proud to have worked on a project that will enhance the safe training of the first responders who do so much for the Spartanburg Community,” said Greg McElhannon, project manager at Davis & Floyd.

Spartanburg County made the decision to create this new facility to respond to the massive growth in the County over the past years. The growing population relies on Emergency Services 24/7 and this $1.8 million investment will benefit the entire community of Spartanburg. Davis & Floyd is grateful to be part of the development of this facility, helping Spartanburg County Emergency Services Academy provide training that is always safe, effective, and efficient.

Aerial View of Spartanburg County Emergency Services Academy Campus