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Fire Safety Day scheduled at Moraine Valley

Learn the importance of smoke detectors, sprinklers and more during Fire

Safety Day at Moraine Valley Community College on Monday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m.

to 12:30 p.m. Events will take place in Building T and the Fire Science garage

on campus, 9000 W. College Parkway in Palos Hills.Ê

Moraine Valley students in the Fire Science Program in collaboration with

the Moraine Area Career System are hosting the day. Local high school students

have been invited to experience some aspects of what it is like to be a

firefighter, but anyone is invited to come and learn about fire safety.Ê

The program will begin in Building T, Room T816, with a brief

presentation, discussion with Moraine Valley Fire Academy students and showcase

of the new Fire Science garage facility before participants are broken into

groups that will rotate through stations,including fire

extinguisher training, forcible entry simulator, fire hose handling, donning

firefighting gear and thermal imager. After the demonstrations, students will

gather in the parking lot to observe side-by-side burn demonstrations.Ê

The Moraine Valley Fire Academy started in 2011 and provides the

initial training required to apply to most suburban fire departments. Unlike

many training schools in Illinois, this academy does not require students to

have an affiliation with a fire department.Ê

For information, contact Andy Hufnagl, coordinator of Emergency

Medical Services and Fire Science Programs, at 708-608-4404 or[email protected].

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