Central Alabama Training Solutions, or (CATS), was established in March of 2004. What started out with very little assets but big dreams is now a one stop for training and safety products. Though a very conservative plan, CATS now has a 9600 square foot training building and an 8 acre drill field. CATS is located at 5100 Culver Road, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. J. Keith Sharp is founder and President. Keith is retired from Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue. Dennis Weverink, co-founder with Keith in 2004, was a key part of the advancement and the growth of CATS until he departed for outside opportunities in 2014. The drill field in Tuscaloosa has propane emergencies, live fire, and several confined space props in which to train your response team. CATS teaches by the OSHA standard and will certify your responders in Hazardous Materials, Confined Space, and as Industrial firefighter. The new 9600 square foot building has two large classrooms and a conference room for smaller classes. CATS has a large kitchen and dining area where everyone can enjoy the food and camaraderie of the fellow responders.