Public safety agencies that include Calhoun Police Department, Gordon County Fire Department, Calhoun Fire Department, and Gordon County Sheriff Department have partnered with Coosa Valley Technical College to erect the tower that will be used by local and regional public safety agencies for training purposes to include rappelling, fire training, and technical rescue training. The college will also use the tower in their police and fire programs.
Police Chief Garry Moss and Major Randy Gallman have headed the project for the partners in this endeavor and have put numerous hours into the project.
The group would like to thank Jerry Shelton of S&T Scrap Metal for moving the tower for a low cost and donating additional steel for the project; Gene Kostreba of Liberty Tire and Recycling, for donating the recycled tire bits for the repelling pit; and Jerry Max for donating Astro turf for the project.
There is still additional work needed to complete the project but when completed, training can be done locally saving tax dollars for the citizens. This is an example of government, industry and business working together for the good of the community.