City of Amory Wellness & Training Facility
The City of Amory owns and operates the Wellness and Training Facility located at 198 Waterway Drive. This facility includes various training simulations and props, a training tower, classroom, and employee gym. This facility provides a location for the City of Amory Fire Department, Police Department, Utilities Department, and all other departments along with those agencies within our interlocal agreement and community emergency response organizations a place to practice, train, and learn. It also provides our employees with a fitness and exercise facility. The facility is used for short duration drills, multi-company drills, interlocal agency training, volunteer firemen training, and week-long classes. The Amory Fire Department also uses the tower and exterior elements to educate youth in our area on fire and smoke safety.Upon receipt of written use of facility agreements, there may be occasions when the facility is utilized by non-City of Amory related organizations.
The training tower (aka fire tower) was constructed in 2012 under the guidance of former Fire Chief Jimmy Bost. The facility has seen multiple improvements and continues to improve and expand to include rope rescue, search and rescue, confined space, and more enhancements. The wellness and training facility was constructed in 2020, including fitness center and classroom, under the guidance of Fire Chief Zack McGonagill via a grant from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation. This grant was made possible through a combined participation program with our police and fire titled Healthy Heroes. These healthy heroes interacted with the youth in our school system through lessons on healthy eating and exercise during physical exercise classes. This program taught valuable life lessons and created a lasting connection between those who wear the badge and the children of Amory.
Attached is the Wellness & Training Facility Operations & Administration Manual for the facility: Manual for administration and operation