Public Safety Training Center

As the Division continues to expand our capabilities to provide public safety training, Washington County has recognized the need to establish a public safety 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 completed over a series of four phases with the first phase being site development and construction of the new classrooms facility.  The total amount funded in the 10-year Capital Improvement Plan for land acquisition, site development, and phase one construction is five million dollars.  The phase one construction is scheduled to be completed around October 2019.

  • Master Plan to include Map
  • Pictures of Proposed facility
  • Timelines
  • Corporate / Private Sponsorship