Fire Safety Awareness Training Presented by Parkland College Professional Firefighter Students

Yorkton, SK – May, 26,2009 — On May 27th 2009, students from four Yorkton Elementary Schools (Columbia, M.C. Knoll, St Michael’s, and Yorkdale Central School) will benefit from the knowledge and excitement of Fire Safety Awareness Training presented by students of Parkland College’s Professional Firefighter Training Program.

“Public Education is important for several reasons; it allows Fire Services to reach out to the community, in this case children, who will hopefully carry these lessons into the future. We hope to show how to recognize hazards and prevent incidents from occurring. From a learning perspective, it will also help us as firefighting students learn to communicate with the public, which will be a key aspect of our careers”, said Lucas Wirth, a Professional Firefighter Student at Parkland College.

The students and staff at Parkland College would like to thank the participating schools and Yorkton Fire Service for helping to make this event possible.

The Presentation of Fire Safety Awareness in the region’s elementary schools is “just one of the benefits of the program presented by Parkland College,” said Lead Instructor Jim Fairbank. He added, “we will be graduating our second platoon in the coming week and our third and fourth platoons are planned for this fall and winter (2009/2010)”these students go on to careers which service communities throughout Saskatchewan making our province a safer place to live.”

As the College’s protection and emergency services training offerings grow, “we will continue to partner with industry, local governments and first nations throughout the province to ensure the people and organizations have the knowledge and skills they need to ensure the safety of the public, our communities and workplaces”, said Larry Pearen the program’s manager.

For additional information regarding Parkland College’s Professional Firefighter Training Program visit the Parkland College website or contact your local Parkland College Campus.