The Public Safety Training Center is a state-of-the-art facility that provides a space for different disciplines of public safety to work and train together in simulated real-life emergency situations. Those in the field of public safety will be able to gain new and improved skills to help continue to serve and protect the citizens of Washington County, Maryland.
The first phase of the Public Safety Training Center project was completed in Spring of 2022, which included site development and construction of the training center building. The training center building is approximately 35,000 square feet and includes classrooms, administration offices, a break room, a weight room, locker rooms, and a multi-purpose room. While the facility is open for classroom training, future plans for the site include development of a tactical village that will involve construction of the following training elements:
- Class B Multi-Story Burn Building/Training Tower
- Vehicle Maneuvering Range
- Vehicle Instructional Facility
- Canine Facility
- Drone Flying Area
- Indoor Firing Range
- 1.5 Mile Outdoor Fitness Track
- And, more…
To review more details on the project, please visit the Washington County Fiscal Year 2021 Ten Year Capital Improvement Plan.
Your sponsorship will provide the opportunity to leave a legacy in public safety and provide a space for the future heroes of public safety to train in Washington County, Maryland. Thank you for considering contributing to the heroes in our community that help keep our citizens safe!
Option 1: Naming Rights
Washington County Public Safety Training Center is seeking sponsorship for Naming Rights for various locations within the training center. Your sponsored area will be named in your honor.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to leave your legacy and support the men and women of public safety in Washington County’s new state-of-the-art training facility.
Option 2: Wall of Fame
Support the PSTC with a Wall of Fame Sponsorship. A plaque will be displayed in the PSTC showcasing your support of public safety in Washington County.
Hero’s Club | Life Saver’s Club | Chief’s Club | Sheriff’s Club
- $2,500 – Receives a special individual wall plaque.
- $1,000 – Name is placed on plaque with other donors.
Option 3: Online Donation Portal
Public Safety Training Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – 9/20/22
Public Safety Training Center Construction (2/17 – 8/22)
Press Conference: PSTC Capital Campaign – 8/10/21
Public Safety Training Center Groundbreaking – 10/29/19
History of the PSTC Training Center
A 1998 report conducted by Buracker and Associates titled, Comprehensive Study of Emergency Fire and Medical Services Delivery for Washington County, Maryland, first discussed the county’s need to establish a consolidated public safety training center. The concept was to establish a single campus that would provide for emergency medical services, fire, law enforcement, and rescue training. In 2001, the Emergency Services Council presented a report that the county should move forward in acquiring land along with planning, designing, and constructing the center. At that time the county appropriated funding in their 10-year Capital Improvement Plan. Since that time, the county has studied the reuse of existing structures as well as considered the acquisition of open land.
In the later part of 2016, the county purchased a total of 48.9 acres of land in central Washington County for $528,000.00. On June 8th, the Board of County Commissioners awarded the contract to Crabtree, Rohrbaugh and Associates, Incorporated for the architectural, engineering, and design services of the new Public Safety Training Center. The project is designed to be constructed over several phases ranging from the main building to other necessary training structures.
The first phase included the site development and construction of the new public safety training center building. The total amount funded in the 10-year Capital Improvement Plan for land acquisition, site development, and phase one construction was 14 million dollars. The phase one construction was completed in the Spring of 2022.