ECC's Center for Emergency Services welcomes public to Oct. 15 open house

  • On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Elgin Community College Center for Emergency Services is hosting a community open house, including a Touch-A-Truck event along with demonstrations of fire, police, and paramedic equipment.

    On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Elgin Community College Center for Emergency Services is hosting a community open house, including a Touch-A-Truck event along with demonstrations of fire, police, and paramedic equipment. Courtesy of Mark Carriveau/Elgin Community College

 
 
Posted9/26/2022 10:47 AM

The Elgin Community College Center for Emergency Services will host a community open house on Saturday, Oct. 15, at its 815 E. Plank Road, Burlington, location.

The open house will begin with an informational session from 11 a.m. to noon for those interested in learning more about a career as a first responder.

 

The session will showcase presentations on first-responder programs at ECC and advisers will be on hand to help those interested explore degrees in emergency services and careers in public safety, along with a Q&A session and tour of the facilities.

To assist with ensuring there are enough seats and materials available, guests are requested to RSVP at visit elgin.edu/ces.

"We are eager to show the community what the Center for Emergency Services has to offer," said Ronald S. Two Bulls, senior director of academic programming and public safety training. "We will be showcasing our dedicated staff, outstanding programs, state-of-the-art facilities, and our partner fire and police departments. We look forward to a great day!"

From noon to 3 p.m., a family-friendly open house will feature a Touch-A-Truck event along with demonstrations of fire, police, and paramedic equipment, firefighters in training at a burning tower, the opportunity to meet local emergency service members, and free ECC giveaways.

At 2 p.m., the LifeNet Helicopter will land and be open for tours.

For more information on ECC's Center for Emergency Services, visit elgin.edu/ces.

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