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BUTLER GETS A FIRE TOWER FOR TRAINING
Students in the Fire Science program at Butler Community College will gain greater exposure to “live” fire training with a recent decision by the Board of Trustees.
During the Board’s monthly meeting held Nov. 10, the group approved a recommendation to install a training tower to the cost of more than $170,000. The tower is scheduled to be operational by the mid-point of spring semester.
“The proposed training facility, along with the residency program, will make Butler’s the premier program in the state,” said Mills. “In addition, students in our Criminal Justice and our Early College Public Safety programs can also utilize the facility for training.”
Butler has discussed the need for a training tower for several years. The ability to make it happen is credited to the collaborative efforts of several entities.
Upon high school graduation, students enrolling full-time at Butler will be reimbursed the tuition paid while in high school.
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