Things will soon be looking up, literally, in the Rocky Mount area with the construction of a new training tower for the fire district. Chief Kevin Hurtibise says the project has been several years in the planning process and is now, officially, underway with some of the site work being done.
Hurtibise also says there are several advantages associated with the project. Among them…a positive affect on ISO ratings and cutting down on travel as part of mandated mutual aid training sessions. Total cost of the training tower and burn room will run between $50,000-80,000 with the fire district’s benevolent association tossing in $17,000 for the cause and most of the labor being provided on a volunteer basis. The training tower and burn room is expected to make its official debut during the spring of next year.