Firefighters can't train without something to burn; Orange County chiefs have plan for that

  • Source: The Herald-Sun
  • Published: 05/10/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Firefighters train for hundreds of hours each year to keep their skills sharp, but the opportunities for learning about how to better fight fires are limited in Orange County. A federal grant to buy a flexible training center could change that, if the Chapel Hill Town Council agrees to put it on a town-owned site on Millhouse Road. The council heard about the project Wednesday and continued a public hearing and possible vote to June 12. The council also will have to rezone the 10-acre tract to allow for a public service facility. The site is between Chapel Hill Transit and the town’s public works facility and is just right, officials said — about two acres, flat, centrally located, close to city water and economical. The town’s Planning Commission recommended the council approve both the rezoning and the training center.


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