Slocomb firefighters, who lost their training tower to Hurricane Michael, now have a replacement.
Construction was recently completed on a new training tower built with multi-source funding from FEMA, a state Emergency Management Agency grant, and a grassroots fundraising campaign.
“Before the previous drill tower was destroyed, it provided firefighter with a site for extensive training,” said Slocomb Fire/Rescue Operations Chief Kyle Hovey.
The new tower will assist in multiple training scenarios including situations that call for firefighters and rescue.
“We hope to hold our first training in the new tower next week,” Hovey said.
Slocomb’s Affordable Drill Tower is the only one of its kind in Alabama.