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Bristol fire department broke ground on new live fire training facility

Bristol Fire Department

Bristol Fire Department

The Bristol Fire Department broke ground on a new WHP live fire training facility at the departments drill field on Vincent P. Kelly Road.

What is WHP?

In 1980, Bernard Padgett, was approached by a fire chief with a revolutionary request.

He asked Mr. Padgett’s general construction firm, Werner-Herbison-Padgett, to provide a metal structure for fire training purposes. At that time, most fire training facilities were built from reinforced concrete.

The facility will provide a place for Bristol Firefighters to perform numerous types of training evolution’s including live fire training.

The building is the final piece of the extensive renovation and addition at Station 4, which began last winter.

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