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FAYETTEVILLE, NC – October 14, 2019 – Fayetteville Technical Community College announces a groundbreaking ceremony for the Fayetteville Technical Community College Cumberland County Regional Fire & Rescue Training Center.  The ceremony will take place on Monday, October 21, at 3 p.m. at the intersection of Corporation Drive and Tom Starling Road, the site of the proposed facility. 

The Center will be constructed on 30 acres of property in the Cumberland County Industrial Park near the Sheriff’s Training Center and Animal Control Shelter and will support Fayetteville Tech’s Fire Protection Technology public service program of study, which provides educational training in emergency management, fire technology, and fire training.  The Center will enable FTCC to add classes not currently offered including fire investigation/arson certification, thermal image, vehicle extrication, high-angle rescue technician, and other types of fire and rescue training.  In addition to classrooms, the Center will provide live fire buildings, apparatus bays, technical rescue areas, specialized training areas, and additional training facilities for member departments of the Cumberland County Fire Chiefs’ Association and other emergency responders. 

“An educational facility that combines dynamic learning experiences for students in the classroom, laboratory, and through specialized training areas—coupled with the finest educators in the field—leads to amazing results for students of Fayetteville Technical Community College and the citizens of Cumberland County,” said FTCC President Dr. Larry Keen.  “Members of FTCC’s Board of Trustees and I look forward to joining with representatives from the Cumberland County Fire Chiefs’ Association, representatives from Cumberland County and the state of North Carolina, North Carolina legislative officials, faculty members, students, and other key collaborators of this effort as we break ground to mark the beginning of a state-of-the-art training facility that will attract and serve individuals from Cumberland County and across the state who wish to pursue a professional and rewarding career in fire technology and emergency response.”        

Fayetteville Technical Community College was established in 1961 and serves over 35,000 students annually by providing over 280 occupational, technical, general education, college transfer, and continuing education programs to meet students’ needs and desires as well as the community. Visit FTCC’s website at Like us on Facebook / Follow us on Twitter @faytechcc.