CFCC Breaks Ground on New Training Complex

WILMINGTON -- Emergency workers will soon have a new place to prepare for the worst.

Cape Fear Community College officials broke ground Friday on a new training center designed to give emergency workers hands-on experience with disaster scenarios. It includes a burn-proof building where firefighters can train.

"Having a facility dedicated to do the training allows us an opportunity to practice more hands- on training instead of sitting in a classrooms trying to visualize through video projects or stuff like that," said New Hanover County Fire Chief Donnie Hall.

Construction is expected to be complete next spring.

Reported by Bernadette Jay