Midwest Center for Public Safety Training

Whether it’s scaling the heights to rescue victims from tall buildings or navigating rough waters for rescues on the Mississippi River, the Midwest Center for Public Safety Training (MCPST) provides you with the specific, hands-on, training you need to accomplish your mission.

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With federal, state and community partnerships, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges has converted a former recreational water facility into a one-of-a-kind training facility. Only here will you find a wave pool, capable of simulating white caps on the river, located next to a 55-foot tall tower capable of simulating rope and high angle rescue.

The facility’s two lakes allow for a myriad of simulations including retrieval of vehicles from rivers or lakes, marine fire fighting, deep water rescue training, ice rescue and training in dredging techniques. Its pump house, attached to the wave pool, creates an excellent opportunity for hazardous materials training including lockout/tagout, permit entry and confined space rescue.

The MCPST adds to the college’s tradition of excellence in providing emergency rescue training to area firefighters, EMTs and private business. For more than two decades, the college has been the key training resource throughout eastern Iowa.


8228 N. Fairmount St.
Davenport, IA 52806
Use 8200 N. Fairmount St. when using GPS


To reach the center from Interstate 80:

  • Take Exit 292 for IA-130W/Northwest Blvd., keep right toward Maysville 0.5 miles.
  • Turn left at the first stop lights (near the Flying J truck stop)
  • Continue straight approximately one-half mile and you will enter through the gates to the center.


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