New Valley fire training school goes out to bid

A critical mile marker on the road to a new Naugatuck Valley Regional Fire Training School has been reached.

State Sen. Joseph Crisco announced today that design for the school has gone out to bid.

“It is imperative that our first responders have a permanent home for the regional fire training school and no longer have to travel around the state to learn modern firefighting techniques,” said Crisco, a Democrat.

“Earlier this year I worked with the rest of the legislative delegation to secure state support that will allow for the design of the school. I want to thank our regional fire chiefs and state officials for their support," he said.

Crisco represents Valley towns, including Ansonia and Derby.

The Naugatuck Valley Regional Fire Training School closed in 2000 after the previous location was determined to be environmentally unfit. Construction on the new school is expected to begin in the latter half of 2015.