Over the past month if you have visited the walking track at Southmont Fire Department, I am sure you have noticed the activity going on in the middle of the field behind the station. The purpose for all this work being done is Southmont Fire Department is building a three story training building. This is due to the nearest one being located at Davidson County Community Colleges Campus in Davie County. The County has not had a place for firefighters to train with live fire since Davidson County Community Colleges building was condemned several years ago. The project was in the planning stage for almost ten years with the first stage being the clearing the land back in 2009. In 2010 the walking track and lights were added not only for fire department personnel but for the public as well. In October of 2015 the training building designs were finalized. As the project progresses we will provide additional updates.