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