FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Chris Winebrenner
               410-386-2043

Westminster, MD, Thursday, May 2, 2019 –Today, during Open Session, the Department of Public Works staff presented the Board of County Commissioners with an update on Phase II of the Carroll County Public Safety Training Center expansion project.  Rob Manns, with architectural firm Manns Woodward Studios, led today’s presentation, giving details of current design ideas and the adaptable master plan for the facility. 

Phase I of the Public Safety Training Center, completed in 2017, consisted of a two-story classroom/administrative building and a seven bay reserve apparatus storage and maintenance building. Phase II, currently in design, includes a comprehensive master plan for the entire site with expanded stormwater management, new upper and lower parking lots, a new 2 ½ story “Live Fire Training Burn Building” with separate storage building, firefighter training props including a vehicle extrication pad, several open concrete pads for general skills training and staging scenarios, gas-fired training prop simulators and an outdoor classroom.

Phase II of the project is currently in the development review process and will go before the Carroll County Planning Commission soon.  Requests for proposals for the construction of the next phase is expected by end of summer/fall 2019.

The presentation is available for public viewing and today’s Open Session is available for viewing on the county meeting portal and YouTube channel. In addition, all meetings will be replayed on Comcast Channel 24.