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Joplin City Council Approves Police and Fire Training Funding

JOPLIN, Mo.--- The Joplin City Council approves funding to help purchase equipment for the new police and fire training facility.
JOPLIN, Mo.--- The Joplin City Council approves funding to help purchase equipment for the new police and fire training facility. The $119,100 will help purchase outdoor items like a driving pad, burn tower and othe other burn props.

The police and fire departments have conducted all their training in the basements of their facilities, which officials say aren't designed for that.

"It's limited, our ability to do in depth and comprehensive training, so this will solve a lot of that," said Chief Lane Roberts, Joplin Police Department.

Voters approved the training center in 2006. In 2011, the city picked a site and looked for a consultant, all prior to the tornado. Just last year, city leaders picked Tri-State Engineering to be the consultant. Now with this money, Tri-State can go further with engineering and surveying services.



(KODE, Joplin)


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