The Israel "Izzy" Edelman Fire & Police Department Training Ground

This state of the art facility enhances our ability to recruit and retain top talent by providing a depth of training that allows for confident operation in an environment of calculated risk based on proven training, as well as serving as a regional resource for collaboration.

This state of the art facility enhances our ability to recruit and retain top talent by providing a depth of training that allows for confident operation in an environment of calculated risk based on proven training, as well as serving as a regional resource for collaboration.

Facility Map

Link to training ground map
Click to access ArcGIS RFD Training Map
PROPS FOR TRAINING INCLUDE
  • Rope rescue
  • Tower rescue
  • Confined space rescue
  • Structural collapse
  • Search and rescue under fire conditions as well as non-fire conditions (cold smoke)
  • Denver drill (one rescuer / one firefighter down scenario)
  • Entanglement
  • Ventilation (multiple props)
  • Bail out (firefighter making emergency escape from structure from as high as 40’)

Phase III

16,000 square feet of classrooms and conference area with state of the art information access and dissemination capabilities

Initial concept drawing of Phase III
PROJECT SPECS
  • 7,369 square feet of physical agility training, demonstration, and testing area that allows for the required entry level candidate physical agility testing as well as annual assessment of first responders
  • 5,625 square feet of classroom and office area for first response education and continuing education. 
  • 3,006 square  feet of physical fitness training area with post incident containment detox capability
TIMELINE
  • Design and specification development is funded and in process.
  • Goal is to break ground on Phase III 2020

About The Edelman Family

The Edelman family began their business in Richmond in 1974 with the product knowledge of Jack and the highly developed business savvy of Debra. They picked Richmond to invest their lives in and provided a living for hundreds of in the community, thereby, allowing them to raise families throughout the years. The Edelman family invested in Richmond's quality of life by supporting the arts and many organizations with their time, talent, and treasure. And, in 1984 they lost that which they held most dear, their Son, Israel David Edelman in a tragic fire in a fraternity house in Bloomington, Indiana, where he was attending college. The dedication of this facility to Israel David Edelman is a celebration of his life and a tribute to this great family. As a result of this facility, Richmond’s First Responders, through experience, training and knowledge will continue to give our citizens the best chance possible to return to their lives at the end of the each day.


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