Sauk Valley Community College

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Fire It Up at SVCC’s Fire Science Program Open House

Sauk Valley Community College has a new opportunity for its students. Starting this fall, Sauk will offer an associate in applied science in fire science as well as certificates in various fire science areas. Sauk will introduce its new program on Thursday, August 9 at an open house on campus in building T2 from 6-9:30 p.m.

The fire science open house is a free event for everyone. SVCC invites current and past firefighters, those interested in fire science, families and the community. This time is a chance to learn about the degree and certificates as well as the state-of-the-art program that will be offered at SVCC.

“There are few fire science programs in our area,” stated Janet Lynch, dean of health professions. We hope that this program will meet the needs of the community and those surrounding. We have had tremendous support from our fire departments and are excited to have firefighters instructing many of our courses. We cannot wait for the program to start.”

Several other activities will take place during the open house including an auto extrication demo, helicopter and fire truck displays, fire truck rides and other kid activities, ladder climbs and more. There will also be a demonstration that includes the simulator that the SVCC fire science program will use. The night will end with fireworks and a fire truck exit parade starting at 9:15 p.m.

Refreshments will be served during the open house. For more information about the open house or the fire science program at SVCC, contact Jeff Bryant Sr., fire science program coordinator, at 815-994-6184.