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First Responder Training

July 27, 2017



The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and Fluor-managed Connect 202 Partners, LLC (C202P) provided more than a dozen first responder agencies with real-world training opportunities using vacant structures in the South Mountain Freeway alignment.

  • Rural/Metro Fire Department personnel wore blacked-out masks to simulate being trapped in a building filled with smoke.
  • SWAT teams practiced responding to hostage situations at a former hotel.
  • Phoenix Fire Department trained 48 ladder companies and every new recruit on how to cut through roofs to provide ventilation during fires.


Phoenix Fire Department personnel train on a vacant home in the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway corridor.

“It has been an honor to provide local first responders this important training opportunity. We look forward to continuing to partner with and support the police and fire departments which serve the South Mountain Freeway corridor,” said Walter Lewis, III, Fluor’s C202P Project Director.

Approximately 200 structures have been acquired by ADOT and are being removed from the freeway corridor. Since beginning the project, C202P has completed demolition of several homes, businesses, and an apartment complex.

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