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OUC donation will help cement local fire department training program – WFTV

ST. CLOUD, Fla. — The Orlando Public Utilities Commission recently made a one-time gift to the St. Cloud Fire Department – 50,000 pounds of concrete.

Why do you ask?

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Well, OUC is about to inaugurate its new operation and maintenance center in Saint-Cloud, a site where a concrete batching plant once existed.

The OUC said that by removing unwanted materials to prepare for new construction, it hopes to donate the concrete structures to various groups.

St. Cloud Fire plans to use the sizable donation to create a simulated above-ground drainage system at its training center.

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The OUC said the SCFD will use it to practice rescuing utility workers who might be injured or incapacitated in real-life situations while repairing or assessing drainage systems.

This isn’t the first time the OUC has made good use of unnecessary cement.

He has already donated a load of concrete to help create an artificial reef off Fort Pierce.

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