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U.S. Municipal And Rural Firefighters To Be Trained For Terrorist Response Through $2.5 Million Federal Grant

07/08/2004
Reno, NV - The University of Nevada, Reno Fire Science Academy has received a U.S. Department of Energy grant to train more than 700 municipal and rural firefighters annually in industrial firefighting techniques used to fight incidents often associated with terrorist threats. The live-fire training course will be funded by the $2.5 million federal grant, which provides full scholarships to cover tuition, travel, lodging and meals for U.S. firefighters to attend the four-day course at the Fire Science Academy (FSA) in Carlin, NV.The U.S. Department of Energy funding was secured in part by Nevada Senator Harry Reid, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. "Our firefighters ...

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