Currently, the City of Yonkers does not have a dedicated training facility for either the Yonkers Police or the Yonkers Fire Departments. Both the Police Department
and Fire Department must conduct all live training at the Westchester County Police and Fire Training Center in Valhalla, NY.
The Police Fire Memorial Foundation of Yonkers is looking to help the city build a joint training center for police and fire Departments. The City of Yonkers has allocated a location to build the training center. To help the fire department train, a modular prefabricated building made of shipping containers would be used. This system is custom built to meet the training needs of the Yonkers Fire Department. Members of the Yonkers fire department could train for search and rescue, confined space rescue, high angle and low angle rope rescue, roof cutting for ventilation, forcible entry, wall breaching, hose line deployment, standpipe and sprinkler system training, vehicle extrication/Jaws rescue of trapped Firefighter. The police fire memorial foundation would like to raise to $500,000. If you would be willing to donate to help build the training center we are a tax exempt organization. The City of Yonkers has also committed to using capital improvement money to help build the training center but due to the economic crisis caused by Covid-19, capital improvement funding has been severely cut. Any assistance that you or your company could provide would be greatly appreciated by both the citizens of Yonkers as well as the brave men and women of the Yonkers Police and Fire Departments.