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Ribbon Cutting Held for FDL Public Safety Training Center


The City of Fond du Lac Police Department along with Fond du Lac Fire and Rescue held a ribbon cutting and open house Tuesday afternoon for their new Public Safety Training Center. The facility, located at 750 North Rolling Meadows Drive, features an indoor shooting range for police training and a burn tower for firefighters to use.

Fond du Lac City Manager Joe Moore says the training center began with a specific vision. “This is the biggest facility investment the City of Fond du Lac has made in decades,” Moore said. “And we did it because we had a vision of about three things when it comes to public safety – one is we want to have the best people, we want to have the best equipment and we want to have the best training.”

Police Chief Bill Lamb expressed gratitude to the community, the City Council and City Manager and many others – including recently retired Assistant Chief Steve Thiry, who spent the last year as the project manager for the Police Department’s portion of the training center. Lamb told the crowd that the city’s police officers know the risks of their job, yet they report to work every day to confront those risks and be the “first line of defense in protecting our city.” Lamb went on to say that the community has a “tremendous obligation to support and provide those brave men and women with the equipment and training they need to do their jobs as safely and effectively as possible.”

Fire Chief Peter O’Leary echoed those words of thanks for support from the community, saying “our firefighters, paramedics, police officers go out and do what we do every day because the people in this community support and care for us.”

See a photo gallery of the training center here

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