The Leader's Toolbox: Sustaining Public Safety Training Facilities


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Dr. Richard B. Gasaway talks with Bill Booth, president of the Interact Business Group. His business focuses on creating business plans for public safety training facilities around the country.

Gasaway and Booth discuss the need to outline and develop a solid plan for training facilities in the day and age when budgets are scrutinized. Booth talks about the need to create training grounds that can be used by multiple agencies, including the non-traditional groups.

Booth shares finding from a series of research papers where 2,000 people were allowed to drive city-owned vehicles without any formal training. The city utilized the fire trainig facility to increase driver safety for city employees. He also talks about a California fire department that was unable maintain a cadre of insturctors from within and how outsourcing saved a large sum of money.

Hear how partnerships and planning can afford your department a state-of-the-art training facility.

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