DCCC Hosts 30th Annual Central Piedmont Emergency Services College

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May 5, 2014 – Davidson County Community College recently welcomed emergency services and public safety personnel, as well as many members of the community as part of the 30th Annual Central Piedmont Emergency Services College.

Co-sponsored by DCCC and the Davidson County Public Association, the event is designed to train and prepare local departments and emergency personnel.

Bryan Knight, fire and rescue coordinator in the School of Health, Wellness and Public Safety at DCCC, notes that the college serves dedicated emergency responders in both Davidson and Davie counties, but the weekend college event provides a remarkable platform to deliver training courses to local departments, as well as other emergency personnel from across the state.

Because of its central location, DCCC draws a diverse group of responders who represent departments from every type of emergency service organization.

Fire College 2“The Weekend College provides a broad selection of courses to help these dedicated individuals be prepared in any event. Our hope is to deliver the best classes and training possible,” Knight says. “Neither our college nor location could have made this weekend a success without our outstanding group of instructors, dedicated volunteers from the Davidson County Public Safety Association and local businesses,” Knight adds. “These men and women provide the knowledge, professionalism, equipment, lodging and behind-the-scenes support that have made these annual events successful for 30 years.”

*Editor’s Note: Pictured in the first photo are participants of the Fire College enrolled in an agricultural rescue training class placing lifts under a piece of farming equipment to rescue a dummy. From left to right are Austin Zimmerman and Lieutenant Matthew Smith, both of Greensboro Fire Department and Matt Trapp of Mooresville Fire Department.

Pictured in the second photo are participants getting instruction on how to rescue a dummy that is pinned under an 800-pound hay round as a part of an agricultural rescue training class. From left to right are Keith Sink of North Lexington Triangle Fire Department, C.J. Dwiggins of County Line Volunteer Fire Department and James Hyler of Randleman Fire Department. 

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully-accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 and is looking forward to serving students in Davidson and Davie counties for many years to come. The college is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations, and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College on the Web at davidsonccc.edu.