Annual Public Safety College

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TCCC sets dates for annual Public Safety College

Public Safety College

Winfield Abee, western regional fire and rescue coordinator for the NC Community College System, is presented with his 2016 Fontana Public Safety College shirt by Bo Gray, vice president for college and community initiatives at Tri-County Community College, at the last year’s Public Safety College at Fontana Village.

Tri-County Community College will hold its annual Fontana Public Safety College from Feb. 16 – 19 at Fontana Village in Robbinsville, with class offerings ranging from fire certification to fire and rescue courses.

“The Fontana Public Safety College is an annual event that is held to meet the needs of the residents in the community, as well as the agencies within our community,” said Henry Angelopulos, director of the public safety training program at Tri-County Community College.

According to Angelopoulos, the goal of the event is to bridge the gaps between the different facets of the program, such as fire, emergency services, and some basic law enforcement training, in order to better meet community needs.

“The Public Safety College allows personnel from local and distant fire departments, rescue squads, and other public safety entities the opportunity to receive training and to network with their peers,” Angelopulos said. “Some of the classes can be difficult to access and the training college provides a venue for them.”

The 2017 Fontana Public Safety College will feature classes for anyone looking to enhance their skills, in need of refresher training or currently working toward gaining their certification.

“Last year’s Public Safety College was an overwhelming success,” Angelopulos said. “We look forward to seeing our local public safety personnel at this year’s event.

Deadline to register for the 2017 Fontana Public Safety College is Feb. 3. For more information regarding the Public Safety College, contact Angelopulos at 835-4251.