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F I R E S C I E N C E
Open House
Community Gets Fired Up at Fire Scienc Open House
The debut of the fire science degree and certificate programs got the Sauk Valley
community “fired up” at the August open house. The College welcomed over
250
guests to the event that showcased the new fire science/EMS building and
state-of-the-art learning tools.
After the SVCC administrators and community fire department
representatives cut the ceremonial fire hose, guests toured the
facilities, met with the fire fighters teaching the courses and
checked out the fire trucks and helicopters on display.
Trained firefighters also demonstrated the use of the
state-of-the-art flashover simulator used in the pro-
grams’ courses and area training. SVCC is fortunate
to have one of only three flashover simulators in the
state, giving our students the best training available.
Attendees also learned about the abundant support
given by local fire departments. “Without our local
departments, the program would not be able to function,”
said Jeff Bryant, Sr., coordinator of fire science program
and Amboy Fire Department chief. The contributions
made by our fire department partners have been
invaluable and will build a stellar program for
current and future students ready to receive
an education in the fire science field.