Pittsburg fire department builds ‘training tower’ to hone firefighting skills

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Pittsburg firefighters are getting a new place to practice their life-saving skills.

The department is building a training tower on North Rouse St. The new tower will be used for ground ladder training and will feature tubes to help train for fighting fires in confined spaces.

“I’ve had people banging on my door trying to line up training for the day it is done,” said Pittsburg Fire Chief Dennis Reilly. “So I anticipate this prop will get a lot of use out folks will be out here on a regular basis doing all those different types of training.”

The department says they expect construction to be finished within a few days.