Clayton County Fire opens new training center

The Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services opened a new multi-purpose training facility last month at 7810 Highway 85, Riverdale.

The new building was part of the approved 2009 SPLOST project. The facility holds four 1,000-square-foot classrooms that can convert into a large conference/seminar area that seats 200-plus people.

Along with the multi-use classrooms will be two EMS training labs utilized for training fire personnel with latest procedures and techniques in emergency medicine.

This building also houses a state of the art fitness center for the health and wellness of Clayton County emergency personnel.

The Clayton County Emergency Management Agency will be based out of the new complex and will be the headquarters for the emergency operations, management, and mitigation of large-scale incidents and disasters. This new training facility is the next step in creating a regional training complex that will provide the latest in fire, emergency medical and law enforcement tactical training.

Construction of this facility began in April.