January 9, 1982 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

MarAd Opens Fire-Fighting Training Center In Ohio

The Maritime Administration recently opened its new Merchant Seaman Fire Training Center at Swanton, Ohio. It is intended to serve the eight-state Great Lakes mid-continent area, including inland waterways. This is the fourth such facility MarAd supports.

The others are at Earle, N.J., Treasure Island, Calif., and New Orleans. The first two are operated jointly with the Military Sealift Command.

Howard W. Watters, deputy maritime administrator, represented MarAd at the 30-minute dedication ceremony, and said it" underscored the maritime industry's "historic endeavor to safeguard the lives of sailors." The facility will cost about $700,000 a year to provide 32- hour training programs for shipboard fire-fighting and a 16-hour p r o g r am to control fires on barges. The facility is located on a three-acre site near the Toledo- Express Airport.

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