Washington County Government Launches Capital Campaign for Public Safety Training Center

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 10, 2021) – Washington County Government, Washington County Division of Emergency Services, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and the Washington County Fire and Rescue Association announced the launch of a capital campaign at a press conference. Representatives from each agency spoke regarding the positive impact the new Public Safety Training Center (PSTC) will have for the future generations of public safety in Washington County, Maryland.

Board of County Commissioners President Jeff Cline said, “Today is another marker on the timeline of this training center coming to reality and providing services that will enhance our efforts to train our volunteers and career staff at all levels.”

This state-of-the-art facility will allow for fire and rescue, law enforcement, and EMS to train together under one roof.

Washington County Sheriff Doug Mullendore said, “With the number of active shooter and mass casualty incidents occurring across the country today, we are spending more time with our fire and EMS partners training to successfully mitigate mass casualty incidents. This type of training requires a facility, where we can all come together and become familiar with the personnel and concepts to handle mass casualty incidents. The public safety training center will begin to fulfill that need. We never know when the mass casualty incident is going to happen in Washington County. It is our combined goal to meet the challenge ahead by being trained and prepared for such an incident. We hope that you will help us meet this challenge through this campaign so that we can protect you.”

For this capital campaign, the County is seeking out businesses, individuals, or foundations that are interested in a naming rights opportunity. There are multiple rooms available where you can leave your legacy in public safety in Washington County for many years to come.

Director of the Division of Emergency Services, David Hays said, “Our goal is for this campaign to run for 6-8 months and to raise at least $1 million. We issue the challenge to you as our partners to join us in supporting this once-in-a-lifetime naming rights opportunity to support public safety in Washington County.”

To learn more about naming rights for the PSTC or additional giving opportunities, please visit https://www.washco-md.net/pstc/.

For additional information, please contact Washington County’s Public Relations and Marketing Department at pr@washco-md.net.