Moberly Area Community College to launch fire academy

3 years 4 months 1 week ago Friday, January 09 2015 Jan 9, 2015 Friday, January 09, 2015 9:26:00 AM CST January 09, 2015 in News
By: Jack Korte, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

MOBERLY - Moberly Area Community College (MACC) has announced it will launch the MACC Fire Academy in conjuncture with the Kirksville Fire Department, Hannibal Fire Department, Moberly Fire Department and Macon Fire Department.

The Fire Academy will begin holding classes in March. Classes will be offered twice weekly from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., with some Saturday practical work. In the future, these classes will be offered in Hannibal, Moberly and Macon, and will rotate.

MACC President Jeffery Lashley said the academy will address a growing need for emergency personnel certification in both city and rural departments across northeast Missouri.

Graduates of the MACC Fire Academy will be prepared to sit for the State of Missouri Department of Public Safety Division of Fire Safety certification testing.

The MACC Fire Academy is currently looking for certified instructors. Interested parties should visit macc.edu for more information.

An official announcement with local fire and city officials will be held at the Kirksville Higher Education Center on Friday, January 16, 2015, at 1:30 p.m.. After the announcement, the public is invited to an open house, showcasing classrooms and a selection of fire training apparatus.

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