Plano Fire-Rescue showed off its new fire training facility Sept. 30 to public officials and members of the media. The new facility allow firefighters to mimic real emergencies, rescue operations and buildings found in the city. Firefighters are also able to practice situations such as solar panel fires, kitchen fires, home fires, collapsed structures and more.

"It gives us the ability to do the realistic training that we have not had before here in Plano," Plano Fire-Rescue Lt. Daniel Daly said. "Also, it gives us the opportunity to focus a little bit on some of our technical rescues as well."

The facility also features a six-story tower with each floor representing a different emergency environment, such as that of a hotel lobby, a high-rise apartment, an office environment and elevators. The facility also allows first responders to practice on car fires and gives them the ability to adapt for new situations.

The construction of the $15 million facility took place over two years, officials said previously.

The department will host a public open house for the facility from 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 1. The facility is located 4637 McDermott Road, Plano.