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Central Carolinaís ESTC hosts impressive open house

09.14.2009College & CommunityCollege GeneralContinuing EducationSpecial Events

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 Central Carolinaís ESTC hosts impressive open house

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An Open House Sept. 10 at Central Carolina Community Collegeís Emergency Services Training Center in Sanford showcased the 116-acre Center and its high-quality training facilities for law enforcement, firefighters, and other emergency responders. The facility includes the new 8,500-square-foot administration/classroom building (pictured), live burn building, rescue tower, and the N.C. Highway Patrol VIPER radio tower used for tall-tower rescue training. The Center, built at the former site of the Sanford-Lee County Airport, utilizes the runways for driving, vehicular pursuit, and motorcycle safety training. Open House visitors saw impressive demonstrations of the use of the facilities, put on by local police and fire departments.

 Central Carolinaís ESTC hosts impressive open house

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Officers Brad Kidd and Doug Womack, of the Sanford Police Department rappel down the rescue tower at Central Carolina Community Collegeís Emergency Services Training Center in Sanford during the Centerís Open House Sept. 10. The 116-acre Center showed off its high-quality training facilities with the help of demonstrators from local police and fire departments. The belayers on the ground, holding the ropes, are Captain Wade Genthe and Officer Lee Allen.

 Central Carolinaís ESTC hosts impressive open house

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Captain Brian Pilkington and firefighter Drew Womble of the Northview Fire Department prepare to cut a hole in the roof of the burn building at Central Carolina Community Collegeís Emergency Services Training Center in Sanford. The hole will vent the heavy smoke surrounding firefighters working inside the building. The fire fighting demonstration was part of the ESTCís Open House Sept. 10 to show off the top-quality training facilities at the 116-acre facility. Local police and fire departments put on a variety of demonstrations. 

 Central Carolinaís ESTC hosts impressive open house

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Sanford Fire Department firefighters check on a fire generating thick smoke during a demonstration of firefighter training at the live burn building at Central Carolina Community Collegeís Emergency Services Training Center in Sanford. The fire fighting demonstration was part of the ESTCís Open House Sept. 10 to show off the top-quality training facilities at the 116-acre Center. Local police and fire departments put on a variety of demonstrations. 

 Central Carolinaís ESTC hosts impressive open house

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Officer Ben Wise (left) of the Sanford Police Department, takes some whacks from a broom stick wielded by Faye Phillips, director of Basic Law Enforcement Training at Central Carolina Community Collegeís Emergency Services Training Center in Sanford.  The humorous scenario was part of the Centerís Open House Sept. 10. While demonstrating inverse (upside down) rappelling down the wall of the building, Wise was jokingly viewed as an unwelcome intruder by Phillips. Watching the action from his rappelling position above the window is SPD Officer Marshall McNeil. The demonstration was one of several by Center staff and local police and fire departments to show off the high-quality training facilities at the 116-acre Center.

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