Public Safety Training Center

Here are several trainings the Fire Department can perform at the Public Safety Training Center. 

Fire Training Center

  • Live fire evaluations
  • Search and rescue can change to walls
  • Standpipe connections
  • Firefighter survival bail ups and bail outs, Denver drill, moving firefighters up and down stairs, RIT training
  • Ladder Training with various ladder movement evaluations 
  • Vertical and horizontal ventilation, roof cutting, pulling ceiling 
  • Vent enter isolate search (VEIS)
  • Hose movement
  • Rappelling tower rope training
  • Active rooftop
  • Confined space training
  • Pump operations
  • Window breach or burglar bar prop
  • Forcible entry, steel-cutting props
  • Active rooftop with interior stairs and crawl tubes
  • Moveable wall partitions or panels can be reconfigured to alter the interior layout

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City of Piqua Update to the Community 

Former Water Treatment Plant

February 5, 2024

Update on Workplan for Soil Sampling

Recently, a workplan for soil sampling at the former water treatment plant was developed and implemented by WSP Global, Inc., after careful review by the City and the Ohio EPA.

The findings and analysis of the results of the sampling will be shared with the community before the end of February. 

The sampling workplan included gathering representative soil samples to analyze for previously identified inorganic materials, anions, and other substances. These samples were gathered through a series of soil borings in and around the battery testing areas: the testing room; testing pad; and the gravel storage area. 

In addition to the soil sampling, the workplan included gathering and analyzing wipe samples taken from the interior of the test room as well as collecting and analyzing stormwater samples from the catch basin adjacent to the test room. 

All locations sampled were on City-owned property; no residents or businesses were inconvenienced by this work.  

To see where the soil samples, wipe samples and stormwater samples were taken, take a look at the map here: Map PDF 

You can download the final workplan here: Workplan PDF


Recap of Previously Completed Testing and Sampling of Conditions at the Former Water Plant 

As we’ve reported earlier in this space, last fall, with input from Ohio EPA, the City of Piqua contracted with a third-party independent contractor for sampling and a certified laboratory to test the City’s water sources and treated water supply. The sampling results from the City's drinking water plant confirmed the water is safe for drinking, bathing, and cooking; and results from sampling of source waters in the area show there are no concerning contamination levels.