Welcome to the Website for the Northwest Regional Fire Training Center

The Northwest Regional Fire Training Center, established in 1990 through efforts of countless volunteers, provides a needed training facility that meets the requirements of an evolving emergency service.

The NWRTC provides the region with the required classrooms, burn buildings, training tower, and special service areas needed to meet the training and educational requirements of urban and rural emergency responders. The staffing is composed of volunteer and paid certified fire service instructors.

Fire Chief Wayne Hanna

Fire Chief Wayne Hanna

Fire Chief Wayne Hanna
The entire fire service lost a great leader on September 11th, 2017. Fire Chief Wayne Hanna passed away. He was an inspiration to us all and a great friend, leader, mentor and all around gentleman. Chief Hanna was a founding member of this training facility. His hard work, dedication and love for the fire service helped make this training center a success. Thank you for your 50 years of service to the citizens of Grand Traverse County. You will be missed, but your legacy will live on forever.
We would ask that you please respect the privacy of the Hanna family at this time.

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