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Project Manager
Paul Dawson, Managing Director of Construction Projects
Tel: 847-214-7364

Construction Manager
Shales McNutt Construction
Elgin, IL 60123 John Shales
Tel: 847-622-1214

DLA Architects
Bill Templin, DLA Architects
Two Pierce Place, Suite 1300
Itasca, IL 60143
Tel: 847-742-4063 ext. 125

Elgin Community College Center for Emergency Services (previously referred to as the Public Safety Training Center)


  • ECC's Elgin Community College Center for Emergency Services will provide classes and training for law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians.
  • Proposed facility features include a burn tower, fire fighter and police training programs, and classrooms.

Project Updates

  • 119.7 acres in Burlington (east on Plank Road).
  • 18,300-square-foot academic building with space for future simulation training equipment.
  • An 11,900-square-foot apparatus building, including classrooms and two bays for training on fire and police equipment.
  • A three-story burn tower used for simulating residential and commercial fires. 
  • A 139,400-square-foot driving pad which includes a 28,200-square-foot skid pad.
  • A drafting pond will provide water for firefighter training, and a second pond will be used for search and rescue training.

Sitework began in fall 2014. Anticipated completion date is winter/spring 2016. For business opportunities, contact Melissa Tait, senior director of business services, at 847-214-7365 or

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