The mission of the Regional Public Safety Training Center is to provide training resources and high quality educational programs that offer partnering agencies and the community the most cost-effective way to develop their public safety personnel.
The Regional Public Safety Training Center (RPSTC), located on 124 acres in Reno, NV is an $18 million multi-use training facility which is owned by Washoe County. The Center operates under an Inter-local Agreement between Washoe County, the Cities of Reno and Sparks, and Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD). This agreement allows for equitable participation in the administration and management of this state-of-the-art facility.
Opened in 2002, the facility was envisioned to provide an exceptional training and learning environment for first responders as well as a cost savings to taxpayers. The RPSTC has high capacity fiber optic networks, wireless access points, state-of-the-art classrooms, a seven-story burn tower, off-road and paved emergency vehicle operations courses, shooting ranges with computerized target systems, props for hazardous materials and technical rescue training, and a functional chemistry lab.
The RPSTC hosts Law Enforcement and Fire Academies and specialized courses throughout the year. Many of the classes are available for viewing and online registration. Center classrooms and other training resources are also available for use by non-partnering agencies and certain sectors of the general public for a fee.