Tennessee agencies to create new training facility

Tennessee agencies to create new training facility

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NASHVILLE (AP) - Two Tennessee agencies are partnering to create the nation's first incident management training facility.

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the Tennessee Department of Transportation are scheduled to break ground for the new facility on Wednesday. The groundbreaking event is scheduled to take place at 5:30 p.m. CDT at the Tennessee Highway Patrol Training Center in Nashville.

The facility will be used to teach best practices for safe, quick clearance of major highway incidents to emergency responders across the state.

When complete, the facility will feature a section of interstate-like roadway ranging from two to six lanes, guardrail, a two-way interchange and concrete barrier rail, as well as a section of two-lane highway and a full four-way intersection.

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