Friday, August 1, 2008

Maine Fire Safety Course at SMCC

Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) will be offering a Fire and Life Safety Educator Course in September 2008. See the Maine Juvenile Fire Safety Program website for more information.

"During the fall semester Southern Maine Community College Fire Science department will offer FT-218, Fire and Life Safety Educator, a 45-hour course based on national professional qualification standards. FT-218 will be offered Thursdays, 1:30 PM - 4:15 PM from September 4th until December 18, 2008. The activity-based course provides excellent preparation for current and prospective educators in designing, marketing and delivering risk reduction programs to community members of all ages. Course assignments include engaging children at SMCC's Early Childhood Education Center in basic safety and injury prevention workshops. The 3-credit college course addresses the job performance requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1035 Fire and Life Safety Educator Levels I+II. Students who successfully complete the course can earn Maine Fire Training & Education Fire & Life Safety Educator I+II state certification by completing 5 community education assignments. To register, contact SMCC Enrollment Services @ 207-741-5800. For more information, contact Steve Willis (207-741-5808 or swillis@smccme.edu)".

Click here to learn more about fire safety, how to prevent fires, and fire Internet resources for Maine.

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