Mt. Lebanon receives $200,000 state grant for fire training facility

Facility will support training for south hills firefighters

MT. LEBANON, May 18 – Mt. Lebanon has received a $200,000 state grant to help fund the creation of a fire training facility, state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny, announced today.

“As a retired Mt. Lebanon volunteer firefighter, I know first-hand how important training is to not only get new recruits up and running and everyone working together as team, but to make sure that when people respond to a call, everyone goes home safely,” Miller said. “This new facility, a priority identified by the Mt. Lebanon Commission and the Mt. Lebanon Fire Department (MTLFD), will enhance training capabilities for MTLFD and the surrounding mutual aid companies.”

The new facility will be located at the municipality’s public works facility on Cedar Boulevard, a location that is central to the town and easy to access for area departments. The remaining funds will be appropriated by the Commission. The facility will be constructed primarily with shipping containers that allow for tailored training as designed to meet the goals of the MTLFD.

“We have wanted to build this facility for a number of years, but funding challenges had made it impossible,” said Keith McGill, Mt. Lebanon’s municipal manager. “We want to thank Rep. Miller for helping us find this critical funding and helping make this project finally happen for our local department and the community.”