NUCA contractors and associate members are contributing free labor, materials, and equipment to construct a concrete trench facility and a concrete confined space structure to benefit the Virginia Department of Fire Programs.
The training facility is to be built at the Virginia Public Safety Training Center in Hanover, Virginia, a suburb of Richmond. The Virginia Public Safety Training Center is a 2,000-acre facility and is the permanent training facility for Virginia’s State Police, Department of Fire Programs’ Fire Service Training Center, Department of Health, Department of Emergency Management and many other Virginia public safety agencies. The Virginia Department of Fire Programs is the state agency committed to providing the highest level of professional development and statewide risk reduction efforts by conducting safety training for Virginia fire departments across the Commonwealth.
NUCA of Virginia contractor member W.C. Spratt of Fredericksburg, Virginia, has agreed to provide concrete pipe and all labor and equipment for the installation of Phase 1 a confined space facility. NUCA of Virginia associate member Concrete Pipe and Precast of Ashland, Virginia, will be donating the concrete vaults, concrete tops, metal frames and covers, and some concrete pipe for the Phase 1 confined space facility. NUCA of Virginia member Virginia Public Works Equipment Company and United Rentals are also sponsoring the construction.
Construction on Phase 1 will begin in January 2018. Plans are still being made for the construction of Phase 2, a concrete trench facility. A video of the project will be filmed and shown at the NUCA national convention in San Antonio, Texas, in March of 2018.