Local fire, police department trainings to take place on campus

The University of Oregon is allowing Eugene-Springfield Fire and the Eugene Police Department to use the soon-to-be-demolished Wooley building for training exercises over the next two weeks.

The building, also known as the Knight Campus Annex, is located on the north side of Franklin Boulevard, just south of the Campus Planning and Facilities Management complex.

Most of the training will occur inside the building but some training activities and vehicles will be outside the building that may be visible to passersby.

The Eugene Police Department trainings will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 12, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., and on Wednesday, Jan. 13, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The Eugene-Springfield Fire trainings will take place Jan, 14-18, between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily. The trainings will potentially involve forcing doors, scaling the building’s exterior and breaching exterior walls with chainsaws and other tools.

To report any issues or concerns during the exercises, please contact the UO’s Safety and Risk Services duty phone at 541-603-8970.

The building is set to be demolished later this month.