Hazmat, bombs and terrorism training come to CFCC this week

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A fire fighter takes a moment during an exercise for some fresh air. (File photo by James Mieczkowski)

WILMINGTON – Cape Fear Community College’s Public Safety program will partner with Pender County Firefighters Association to host the Pender County Firefighters Association Public Safety College for more than 500 safety personnel across North Carolina.

This event will be held at CFCC’s North Campus, 4500 Blue Clay Road, Castle Hayne, Wednesday, Jan. 11 through Sunday, Jan. 15.

Students will be trained by veteran professionals in key areas of investigation, fire safety and emergency response. The event will offer 57 courses. They include: Hazmat air monitoring and sampling; crime scene photography; explosives; bombs and terrorism; traffic incident management; and more.

Students who complete Public Safety College will receive a certificate of training.

Wilmington Firefighter Dane Waggett participates in firefighter assessments. (File photo by Christina Haley)

Becky Porter, Director of Public Safety at CFCC, said she is excited to provide quality, hands-on learning opportunities to emergency responders.

“We love to welcome these officials to our state-of-the-art facility at Cape Fear Community College,” Porter said. “We know after the courses, they are well prepared to serve our community. The training is invaluable.”

For more information about the Public Safety program at CFCC, please visit cfcc.edu/publicsafety.

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