* This is the proposed site of the Training Tower Facility
During the Taylorville City Council meeting on Monday night, councilmen approved a motion to direct the Taylorville Fire Department to move forward with the Training Tower Facility located on the lots directly to the south of the Fire Station and east of the First-Mid Illinois Bank. The proposed site is close to their equipment, water supply, and firemen wouldn’t have to tear down equipment in order to run a call during training. The bank, surrounding businesses and neighbors have been supportive of the facility. Taylorville Fire Chief Mike Crews told Regional Radio News the storage containers that will be used are interchangeable.
The containers have not been purchased yet, and they are estimated to be 35 feet in length and nine or ten feet tall. They will not be stacked higher than two and can be moved as they are portable. Crews hopes they can have the facility up this year.
The smoke used for the training facility is from a fog machine and is non-toxic. Crews further stated it will help sharpen their skills.