On Monday, October 21st, Fayetteville Community College and Cumberland County broke ground on the Regional Fire and Rescue Training Center. Over two dozen Fayetteville Technical Community College and Cumberland County leaders along with local firefighters and emergency services personnel celebrated the beginning of this pivotal project.
Cumberland County firemen and rescue teams currently travel out of the county and state to get the training they need. The center will provide Cumberland County firemen and rescue teams with the most up-to-date training and education. “It is our responsibility to make sure we have the best trained, most qualified firefighters,” said Commissioner Jimmy Keefe.
The center will allow FTCC to add new training courses for future and existing firefighters and will support Public Service courses. The facility will be built on 30 acres and will feature classrooms, administrative areas, and three bays to house firefighting equipment.
During the ceremony, Dr. Larry Keen, FTCC President stated, “This project is a demonstration of collaboration by everyone involved for the purposes of serving and protecting the people of Cumberland County.”
HH Architecture is proud to be the lead architect and designers for a project that is so meaningful for FTCC, Cumberland County, and our first responders.