Public Safety Training Center (PSTC)


Fox Valley Technical College’s Public Safety Training Center provides vital hands-on tactical training for students and public safety professionals. As a national leader in public safety training and resources, Fox Valley Technical College can provide you and your staff with the tools and knowledge you need most. 

Explore training opportunities for law enforcement professionals, corporate security or personal protection and safety courses for community members.

Located adjacent to Appleton International Airport in Appleton, Wisconsin, the Center combines classroom training with hands-on practice in a real-world setting. The PSTC is used to train tactics, investigation, fire fighting, technical rescue, pursuit, air disasters, and much more. No other fully integrated training facility exists in the Midwest and only a handful of other facilities meet even a portion of the combined training needs that this facility offers.

Public Safety Training Center (PSTC)

W6400 County Road BB | Appleton, WI 54914
Driving Directions


Building Hours:
Open only for program and specialized training classes. Contact Cory McKone for additional needs.

Map/Driving Directions  |  Aerial Map (PDF)  |  PSTC Floor Plan (PDF)

Public Safety in Pictures

PSTC Rental Facilities & Vehicles

Indoor Classrooms & Training Areas
  • (2) Defense and Arrest Tactics Rooms
  • (2) Indoor Firing Ranges
  • EMS Lab & Ambulance Bay
  • Fire Training Area & Apparatus Bay
  • Fitness Center
  • Forensics Lab
  • Jail Training Area
  • Telecommunications Training Area

For more information, call 920-560-1418 or email

DAAT (Defense and Arrest Tactics) RoomsDAAT (Defense and Arrest Tactics) Rooms

Indoor Firing RangeIndoor Firing Range


Forensics LabForensics Lab

Corrections Training Area (Jail)Jail Corrections Training Area

Emergency Vehicle Driving Range
  • Off-road Driving Area 
  • Pursuit Track 
  • Skid Pad 
  • Skills Pad

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Emergency Vehicle Driving RangeSkills Pad Ambulance

Outdoor Firing Range
  • (2) 50-yard Tactical Ranges 
  • 100-yard Firing Range 
  • 300-yard Sniper Range

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Fire Training
  • 5-Story Class A Burn Building
  • Air Rescue & Fire Fighting Training
  • Burn Pods
  • Drafting Pond
  • Gas Meter Prop
  • Flashover Prop
  • HazMat, Vehicle Extrication & Car Fire Props
  • High-Angle/Technical Rescue
  • Ladder Training Tower
  • Trench & Confined Space Rescue
  • Sprinkler Lab
  • Water & Ice Rescue

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Live Fire TrainingLive Fire Training

Fire TowerFire Tower

Flashover PropFlashover Prop

Scenario Village (River City)
  • Commercial & Residential Structures
  • Forced Entry/Tactical House
  • Permanent Mock Crime Scenes
  • Streets & Intersections

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Gas StationGas Station

Residential HomeResidential Home

Forced Entry/TacticalForced Entry-Tactical Training
Vehicle Rentals

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City Bus – Complete with all seating and (2) traditional entry points. The training prop can be used for Law enforcement scenario-based training simulating high-risk incidents, crisis intervention, or professional communication-type calls for service. EMS and Fire professionals can simulate medical response protocols involving unique locations that mirror “real life”-type scenarios seen in their own communities.PSTC-City-Bus

School Bus – Decommissioned school-type bus, complete with all seating, as well as front and rear entry and exit points. The training prop can be used for law enforcement scenario-based training simulating high-risk incidents, crisis intervention or professional communication type calls for service. EMS and Fire professionals can simulate medical response protocols involving unique locations, which mirror “real life” type scenarios seen in their own communities.PSTC-Bus

Police Squads – A wide range of squad types are available for law enforcement training needs. Whether you wish to train with the newest Ford Police Interceptor SUVs, or a variety of different sedan models, we have the squad for you.  All squads are equipped with light packages, while most will have police radios, which allow inter-squad communication during scenario evolutions. If your agency is in need of Pursuit Intervention Training, we also have squads equipped to allow for that type of skill development…including a Ford Police Interceptor SUV.PSTC-Patrol-Vehicle

Gator Utility Vehicle - John Deere Side-by-side vehicle comfortably seats 4 people and includes room for storage. $50/day to rent.PSTC-Gator-Side-by-Side

For more information, call 920-560-1418 or email