Fire science, law enforcement to Collin College Fire science, law enforcement to Collin College https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=163012017-04-12T05:00:00Z2017-04-12T18:00:00Z

​​McKINNEY – Ground has broken at Collin College for the new Public Safety Training Center, which was also the official launch of the college’s master plan.

The 128,000-sf training center will include two multi-story burn towers for fire training in residential and commercial firefighting settings. ​

The center is part of the $600 million bond package that will come before voters in May 2017. If the bond passes the college will reimburse itself for the costs of construction. 

However, if the bond is unsuccessful the college has sufficient funds to see this project through, Collin College CFO Ken Lynn said.

The new facility, which will be located at 3600 Redbud Blvd., will house the college’s fire science and law enforcement academies and a professional development-training site for Collin County’s emergency services personnel. 

The center is being built in cooperation with the cities of McKinney and Allen. The cities will also provide funds for the new facility.

The Fire Science Academy areas of the facility will also include specialized simulators for training in hazardous materials fires and spills, civil aircraft and below-grade rescue in earth collapse extrications.

The center is expected to be complete by summer 2018.
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