Pittsburg fire department builds ‘training tower’ to hone firefighting skills

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Pittsburg firefighters are getting a new place to practice their life-saving skills.

The department is building a training tower on North Rouse St. The new tower will be used for ground ladder training and will feature tubes to help train for fighting fires in confined spaces.

“I’ve had people banging on my door trying to line up training for the day it is done,” said Pittsburg Fire Chief Dennis Reilly. “So I anticipate this prop will get a lot of use out folks will be out here on a regular basis doing all those different types of training.”

The department says they expect construction to be finished within a few days.


Pittsburg crews work through early morning to fix water line breaks

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Pittsburg crews were out early Wednesday morning working on water line breaks.

At around 5:00 a.m. crews say they working on a break on Rouse Street and another on Free King Highway.

There’s no word yet on how many customers have been affected or when crews expect to get the breaks fixed.