The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting and open-house event to celebrate the new fire training facility in Chillicothe on Wednesday.  Chief Darrel Wright said this will provide the latest training in fire and rescue tactics and equipment, to keep regional forces at their sharpest.

The Center is located at 1301 Green St. and will allow training in a controlled environment. It will be used to simulate such scenarios as a basement fire, smoky stairway navigation, roof ventilation as well as rope and well rescue, ladder practice and much more.

The multistory structure delivers on a promise made by the city and fire department leading up to the fire tax approval in a 2003 election. The approximate cost is projected at around $400,000.
Wednesday’s ceremony is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.