By Gwinnett County Fire Chief Casey Snyder’s estimate, the Maxwell High School of Technology in Lawrenceville may be the only school in the U.S. that has a fire training tower on its campus for students to use.
He said there is one school out west, in Meridian, Idaho, that lets students use a training tower, but Snyder said it’s not on that school’s campus. Either way, the fire chief said Gwinnett County and a town in Idaho may not be comparable to each other.
“One thing I don’t know is how many four-story buildings, or taller buildings, that they have in Meridian, Idaho, but we do (have them) and we’re going to have a lot more,” Snyder said at tower’s ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday. “So this facility is certainly going to be both innovative and timely for all of us, both the students and us.”