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District 2 Training Facility
In 2003, the department received a FEMA Fire Act Grant to purchase a flashover chamber and mobile burn trailer.  In 2008, they received an IDHS Infrastructure Grant.  In 2009, they received an IDHS Public Safety Grant and K21 Health Foundation Grant.  These grants were instrumental in providing funding for the infrastructure, construction of props, and purchase and installation of the training tower. 

Today, the training center is a District 2 training facility chosen by the State of Indiana.  The training center is available to fire departments in Kosciusko County, District 2 and surrounding districts.  For further information or to schedule the training facility, call 574-372-9502. 

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Training Tower


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Flashover Chamber


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Car Fire Prop

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Mobile Burn Trailer
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Cribbing/Stabilization Prop
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Dumpster Fire Prop
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Search & Rescue Trailer
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Roof Prop
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Collapse Prop
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Forcible Entry Prop
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Industrial Machinery Props
Confined Space Prop
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Pump Training Prop
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Haz-Mat Prop
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LP Tank Prop

The training tower provides training for roof ventilation, victim search and rescue, hose line advancement, fire extinguishment, forcible entry, survival techniques such as ladder bail-out, and rescue work in confined spaces, 
as well as high and low angle rope rescue.  

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 Firefighter I/II Certification Class

16 firefighters from 6 fire departments in Kosciusko and Wabash Counties successfully completed and passed the Firefighter I/II Class.  Firefighters logged 2,430 training hours.  Classroom training was conducted on site at the Wastewater Treatment Training Room and all hands-on skills were completed on the training grounds of the Warsaw-Wayne Fire Training Center.  Battalion Chief Rob Barker was the Lead Instructor and Battalion Chief Ed Kipker was the Lead Evaluator; 29 instructors assisted with both classroom and hands-on training totaling 496 hours. 

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 MABAS 201 Quarterly Drill

The MABAS 201 Technical Rescue Team trained on a Y-Trench scenario at the Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory Training Center on October 9, 2013. 

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WCC (Warsaw Area Career Center) Fire and Rescue Program

The Warsaw Area Career Center is the only career center in the State of Indiana that offers the Firefighter I/II certification for high school students.  The class consists of juniors and seniors from Warsaw, Whitko, Wawasee and West Noble schools.  For the 2013-2014 school year 15 students enrolled in the program under the direction of Marc Huffer.  Those participating in the program receive classroom experience as well as hands-on training.  The hands-on training takes place at the Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory training facility.  The Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory, as well as other county departments, have donated time and equipment to the program - including a 1982 fire truck, ladders, hoses and gear. At course completion, students take the Firefighter I/II skills and written exams.  Those who pass receive their Firefighter I/II certification. 

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