Richmond Fire Training Center to be upgraded into regional training center

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Richmond Fire Training Center to be upgraded into regional training center
Richmond Fire Training Center at 3506 Cutting Blvd. (Photo credit: Mike Kinney)

The Richmond Fire Department (RFD) and Berkeley Fire Department (BFD) are partnering to upgrade the Richmond Fire Training Center at 3506 Cutting Blvd. into a regional training center for both agencies.

In January, the Richmond City Council is expected to hear an in-depth presentation on the plans that will include a review of draft architectural plans, training center operational plans, budget costs and future funding strategies.

The RFD and BFD have reached an agreement in which BFD will invest in the RFD Training Center.

The project’s objective is to “regionalize training with BFD and heighten training in the various disciplines and multi-hazard response incidents,” the RFD states in city documents.