Former Waukesha DMV turned into training facility

By Katherine Michalets - Freeman Staff

Dec. 23, 2015

The former DMV building on South West Avenue has found new life as the home of ENSA, a rescue training company.
Charles Auer/Freeman Staff

WAUKESHA - The old DMV building on West Avenue has undergone a transformation into a rescue training facility for wind, telecom and general industries.

ENSA (Education Now, Safety Assured) began offering training at 400 S. West Ave. in Waukesha on Dec. 14.

ENSA Executive Director Rob Siegel said the interior of the building was worked on first and soon the parking lot will be filled with practice towers and apparatus. The DMV vacated the building in fall 2010 when it moved into a newly built building at 2019 Golf Road. The building had served as the DMV for 27 years.

A friend of Siegel’s bought the former DMV building, which he said was in “pretty darn bad shape.” Essentially the interior was gutted except for two offices. A storage room was converted into a server room.

The courses ENSA offers training on are wind, telecom, general industry and construction, suspended platform, rope access and manufacturer training program.