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Sugar Land: City Leaders Secure $1 million in Funding for Training Facility

Feature Photo: Congresswoman Fletcher with city leaders and first responders. Image: Congresswoman Fletcher. 

Posted: 5-30-2024

Sugar Land (Harris County) – City leaders were joined by Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher during a May 28 press conference to announce that  $1,000,000 in congressional funding has been secured for the city’s Public Safety Training Facility. 

VBX began reporting on the second phase of the project in September of 2023.  

“For years, with no training facility of their own, Sugar Land first responders have had to train at facilities in neighboring communities,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher.  “I am proud to announce that the City of Sugar Land will receive $1,000,000 in congressional funding to help build a public safety training facility.  Public safety is the first responsibility of government, and I was glad to advocate for this funding and to partner with Sugar Land officials to support this important work.  I look forward to continuing to work together to improve public safety in Sugar Land.” 

In 2019, voters approved a public safety bond package, which included funding to construct a new training facility.  The facility is currently undergoing the second phase of construction, and will accommodate incident command simulation training, EMS training, and advanced level firefighting courses such as a smoke diver course.  The $1,000,000 in federal funding, together with the bond package, will help implement facility and infrastructure improvements by adding storage, office space, electricity, lighting, and concrete pads to support firefighter training.  It will also help build classroom space and specialized first responder training rooms with controlled environments. 

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