The City of DuPont expresses gratitude to Jake McDonald - Director of Asset Management, Mike Wurtsbaugh - Senior Vice President Finance, and Ted Knapp - Director of CRG, for the use of their building to conduct training.
Washington State Law Enforcement Agencies and Fire Departments were afforded valuable training opportunities that would have cost well over $200,000, had the building not been available.
The buildings allowed officers training in SWAT, Door/Wall Breaching, Active Shooter, Hostage Rescue, Robotic Bomb Removal, Drone Entries, and K9 Training. Fire Departments practiced multi-company drills, utilized safe training smoke, hose evolution into the building, search and rescue, firefighter rescue, ladder truck operations, incident management, forcible entry, wall breaching, and more.
“Without a training facility this was the most realistic training we could have gotten locally. The experience our Fire Department and others had was incalculable” said DuPont Fire Chief Larry Creekmore.
“Every law enforcement and fire department agency that participated in training at the CRG Building are extremely grateful. All agencies were able to train in disciplines, that without CRG providing the building, would have been impossible to obtain. This training will be a tremendous benefit to the citizens we serve. On behalf of the hundreds of law enforcement officers and firefighters, I would like to say thank you very much” said DuPont Assistant Police Chief Ted Jackson.
As well as allowing the building to be used for training, CRG donated a HAM radio antenna tower to the City and furniture to DuPont and other public agencies.