Panama City Beach Fire Rescue training tower expected to be complete by July

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) – Panama City Beach’s Fire Rescue training tower is just about completed.

Work began last July at Fire Station 30.

The four-story steel tower cost $1.2 million with a majority of funding coming from state appropriations.

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It can be reconfigured for a number of different training uses like rappelling, room clearing, and search and rescue in an active fire. And it’s not just for Panama City Beach firefighters.

“We are, you know, here on the island, work hand in hand with the county. Any fire that happens on the island, we’re all going to together, we work together, you know, training together. So this would be a spot that’s central for us that we can all work together and just hone those skills,” Panama City Beach Fire Chief Ray Morgan said.

Morgan says he expects the facility to be operational sometime in July of 2024.

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