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DCCC to host emergency services college

Davidson County Community College

DAVIDSON — Davidson County Community College (DCCC) will continue its role in supporting emergency services personnel and promoting safety in the community by hosting the 34th annual Central Piedmont Emergency Services College. The college will provide classes for fire, rescue and public safety professionals from Feb. 5—11 at the Davidson Campus. Certification classes will provide continuing education credits through the office of the State Fire Marshall, the N.C. Department of Insurance and the National Fire Academy.

“It is always to honor to host first responders and public safety professionals from across the state,” said Dr. Mary Rittling, president of Davidson County Community College. A portion of the training offered will address lifesaving measures for first responders. “We are always eager to provide trainings for first responders working to save lives and keep our communities safe.”

Co-sponsored with the Davidson County Public Safety Association, the program offers a full week of training and has grown each year in course content and variety of classes for fire, rescue and emergency services. This year’s offerings include 41 classes, and organizers expect well over 400 participants.

Courses will include strategy and tactics for initial company operations, decision making for initial company, TR vehicle rescue, instructor I, fire officer I and II, chief 101 and upgrade and incident command system 300 and 400. Additional leadership courses have been added for firefighters that will promote professional advancement.

Event supporters include Leonard Salvage, Lexington Tourism Authority and Visitors Center, Clark’s Towing and Tire, Sink Farm Equipment, Holiday Inn Express, Thomasville Tourism Commission, Fire Rescue Concepts and Davidson Water.

“We are thankful to our sponsors. This training will provide firefighters and EMS training that they will use in their daily operations. It will help protect community members, property and ensure the responders remain safe,” said Becky Daley, associate dean in the school of Workforce, Continuing Education and Academics.

The Emergency Services College will be held on the Davidson Campus of DCCC located at 297 DCC Road in Thomasville.

For more information, registration forms and class listings, visit DavidsonCCC.edu/fire or contact Bryan Knight, fire and rescue coordinator at 336-224-4802 or Bryan_Knight@DavidsonCCC.edu or Becky Daley, associate dean of the School of Workforce, Continuing Education and Academics at 336-224-4513 or RBDaley@DavidsonCCC.edu.

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