WCCCD's new Michigan Institute for Public Safety Education (MIPSE) is heralded nationally to be one of the finest of its kind in the emergency training field and plays an integral role in making WCCCD a national leader in emergency training and response.
This new facility has been built in response to the tremendous increase in the demand for WCCCD's Fire Fighters, Emergency Medical Services and Industrial Safety Training programs. The Michigan Institute for Public Safety Education provides Homeland Security, Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS and industrial personnel throughout the surrounding communities, state and at the national level with emergency response education and training services in a safe and controlled environment. Prior to this facility, there was no training center in Wayne, Monroe or Washtenaw County to provide homeland security, fire, law enforcement, EMS and industrial specialized, realistic and safe emergency training opportunities open to the community.
This state-of-the-art, 10-acre, $6 million facility houses a 5-story fire tower, a 12,000 square-foot training center, a 50,000 square-foot driving training area, and a man-made lake for water rescue simulations. The Michigan Institute for Public Safety Education (MIPSE) also includes aircraft, vehicle, and ship and residential room fire simulators.