News Release

Large U.S. Flag Presented to Public Safety Training Center

November 26, 2012

Omaha, Neb. - Woodmen of the World presented a 30' x 60' American flag to the Omaha Public Safety Training Center on Thursday, November 15.

Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer, Omaha Fire Chief Mike McDonnell and Major Daniel Benes from the National Guard were there to accept the flag from Woodmen of the World Area Manager Tracy Johnson. Honor guards from Omaha Police, Omaha Fire and the National Guard conducted the flag raising ceremony at the conclusion of the event.

Woodmen of the World is one of the largest distributors of US flags behind the US government, having presented over 2 million American flags to non-profit and community organizations. Woodmen of the World member-customers celebrate and honor the American flag throughout the year.

The Public Safety Training Center, which opened in the spring of 2008, houses a combined training facility for Omaha Police, Omaha Fire and the Army National Guard. The facility includes various classrooms and a firefighting training tower as well as a pond for water fire rescue training and a tactical driving track that is used for both defensive driving training as well as emergency vehicle operations. Omaha Police and Fire Trainees study and train at the center year-round. The center is located at 11616 Rainwood Road.

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