John E. Lanza
New Hunterdon County Burn Training Facility Moving Forward
Members of the Board joined with our volunteer fire and rescue chiefs in October to ceremonially break ground for the construction of the new burn training facility at the Emergency Services Training Center in Clinton Township.
The 5500 square foot facility, which replaces an over 25 year old building now at its end of useful life, will provide live fire and other emergency training for our volunteers and is a vital part of the ESTC upgrade.
It is the intention of the county that Hunterdon County volunteers have the highest quality training to be prepared to perform their emergency response duties.
As the Public Safety liaison I can provide an update on that project.
I am advised that the contractor is presently engaged in major site clearing earthwork that is necessary for the drainage structures, roads, training pads and the building itself.
Some of the needed components for the Burn Building are on site, which is good news because of the supply chain shortages that are affecting many businesses and projects around the country.
Additionally, Site Lighting is under construction and JCP&L is preparing for the installation of new utility poles and power lines to bring power to the site.
This is a major construction project with many phases. I intend to keep the Board and the public updated as it moves forward.