Western Technical College announced today a $4.7 million remodeling and expansion project of the college’s Public Safety Training Facility, located at 11177 County Rd. A, Sparta.
The project will expand and reconfigure space to accommodate Western’s move of the EMS program from its downtown La Crosse campus to its Sparta location. The project will also include expanded classroom space for Western’s Law Enforcement-720 Academy, as well as additional fire bay space for scenario training for Western’s Fire Protection Technician program.
“This project will provide students even better training opportunities to our paramedic and EMS students that was not always possible on the La Crosse campus,” said Kevin Dean, dean of the Health and Public Safety division at Western. “The renovation will also give our fire and law enforcement programs better spaces for training and interdisciplinary work – just like real emergency calls.”
Work on the project is expected to begin later this spring and conclude before the start of the Fall 2021.