Regional Training Center

Regional Training Center

  • Phase 1 - Self Contained Breathing Apparatus and Ventilation house. Start date Fall 2013
  • Phase 2- Burn Tower. Start date 2015
  • Phase 3- Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Simulator. Start date 2017.

Phase 1 Contributions

Regional Training Center
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  • Angus Palm
  • Glacial Lake Energy
  • Jenkins Living Center
  • Nutting Corporation
  • Prairie Lakes Hospital
  • Terex
  • Watertown Community Foundation
  • LATI Building Trades


Watertown Fire Rescue and Lake Area Tech have entered into a mutual agreement to begin the process of creating a local training center in the City of Watertown. The benefits of this project include providing a local training facility for local first responders to train in a realistic environment. The more realistic a training opportunity is the more likely a first responder is to safely operate in and possibly survive a life-threatening environment. This realistic training also benefits the students of the LATI Med/Fire Rescue program. It would allow them the opportunity to train in the same manner as professional firefighters. The citizens of the area would also benefit by this facility.