HJC may develop fire training center
By DAVE McMILLION
Hagerstown Junior College officials are considering building a fire training center for local fire departments, although the discussions are in the early stages.
HJC President Norman Shea said there are several reasons why a fire training center would work at the college. First, the college has plenty of open land, and there is state and federal funding available for the project, said Shea, who discussed the idea during the regular HJC Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday.
Shea said the building could include classroom space and enough room to simulate fire emergencies.
Washington County volunteer fire departments have wanted a training center that is bigger than that of the City of Hagerstown, which volunteer squads use for much of their training.