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SWAT training at future site of FISH’s Revitalization Program

Published: Apr. 13, 2022 at 8:30 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Members of the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and the Carson City Fire Department are honing their skills this week at the Whistle Stop Inn on North Carson Street.  They’re participating in training exercises before the buildings are demolished.

Friends in Service Helping, or FISH, purchased the rundown property two years ago.  It plans to replace the buildings with new apartments and a commercial building. It’s all part of FISH’s Revitalization Program, which seeks to help individuals and families by providing low-cost housing and job skills training.

“Essentially we’re going to send individuals and their families through technical training at Western Nevada College and through certification programs to help them get higher paying jobs,” says Megan McKeon, Marketing Specialist and Grant Writer for FISH.  “A lot of people making minimum wage jobs now don’t have time to think about school and getting certificates in a certain field, so we’re going to take all the living expenses off their hands.”

The Carson City Fire Department is also using the property for training this week.  The buildings are expected to be demolished within the next two weeks.  FISH plans to hold a “Celebrity Waiter” fundraiser on May 21, 2022 that will begin the formal groundbreaking ceremony for the new apartment towers and commercial building.

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