New Spokane Fire District 3 training center will expand capabilities


September 27, 2012

Old shipping containers help firefighters lean to save lives and property


Staff Reporter

To some the scene might look like the remnants of a wayward freight train that somehow veered off the tracks and deposited its containers in an orderly manner at the corner of SR 904 and Presley.

But to the residents of the mammoth area that Spokane County Fire District No. 3 serves – all 500-plus square miles of it – those former trans-ocean shipping containers might someday help save lives and property. The new training center is in the final stages of construction and will ope...

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