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As Always, Our Thanks

Firefighter-Paramedic David Porter and the Bourbonnais Township Fire Protection District

During the first few weeks of class, the KACC Fire/Rescue/EMS students have been studying firefighter safety. Because vehicle related accidents are the second-leading cause of firefighter fatalities, the Bourbonnais Fire Protection District . . . read more

Fire-Rescue-EMS Students and Bourbonnais Fire Protection District Team Up Yet Again

Wonderful Partner in Education

Students enrolled in the Fire/Rescue/EMS curriculum at the Kankakee Area Career Center assisted the Bourbonnais Fire Protection District in erecting cubicles designed to compare the burning characteristics of a room protected by fire . . . read more

Workplace Excellence - Meet Fire-Rescue-EMR Class

Communication is the Key

Experts say the biggest problems encountered in any industry have to do with communication.  Whether oral, written, face-to-face or electronic, almost everyone has had trouble at one point or another understanding a simple message . . . read more

Fallen Firefighters' Memorial

A Day of Remembrance

On October 5, 2018, Kankakee County States Attorney Jim Rowe hosted a Fallen Firefighters Memorial.  Scheduled to be held on the courthouse lawn at the Firefighter Memorial Wall, the event was moved indoors due to inclement . . . read more

Fire-Rescue-EMS Visits Limestone Fire Station

The Fire/Rescue/EMS class recently took a field trip to the Limestone Township Fire Station.  The trip was timed to coincide with their study of fire department budgets and finances.  In class, students are taught about the funding . . . read more

Water Water Everywhere

Thanks Bourbonnais Fire Protection District!

Water is not a luxury of Earth, in fact, it is the most abundant compound in the universe because it is composed of the first and third   most abundant elements, hydrogen and oxygen, respectively. . . . read more

SCBA - What is it?

Thanks Construction Technology for the use of House 22!

During the past several weeks, students enrolled in the Fire-Rescue-EMS curriculum have been training on the use of SCBA - which stands for self-contained breathing apparatus.   SCBA is a critical and essential piece of . . . read more

Ed Leeson

As is the case with many of our instructors, the addition of Ed Leeson to KACC was fortuitous for our Fire-Rescue-EMR Program. As a retired Fire Chief, Ed Leeson began instructing at KACC in 2014 following his retirement . . . read more

Yes! More Alumni Come Visit

Mr. Ed Leeson, Fire-Rescue-EMR Instructor, always encourages his students to come back to KACC and visit with him and his current students. Mr. Leeson says it's very "encouraging to students to hear of the progress our . . . read more

Welcome Back Amelia Cadle!

Amelia Cadle, Fire-Rescue-EMS class of 2017, stopped by KACC to visit with Instructor, Ed Leeson, and his Fire-Rescue-EMS students.  Amelia took time to talk with students about her career as an emergency responder.  . . . read more

Former Students On Their Way to Success

Fire-Rescue-EMR 2018 Alumni

Here at KACC, all our instructors have the knowledge and expertise to prepare students to be successful in their chosen fields.  We can help chart their paths, but it is their personal drive and willingness to work hard chick can lead . . . read more

Fire-Rescue-EMS - Battle of the Building

The Building is Their Enemy

Firefighters often refer to fighting fare as "doing battle" against the flames.  To paraphrase Sun Tzu in his book  The Art of War , to be successful in battle it is important to  know your enemy! Or, as noted . . . read more

Fire-Rescue-EMS Sprinkler System and Standpipe Field Trip

Thanks Bradley Fire Department and Lieutenant Dockus!

The students enrolled in the Fire-Rescue-EMR curriculum at the Kankakee Area Career Center have been learning about fire protection systems - specifically automatic fire sprinklers and standpipe systems which, aid firefighters . . . read more

KACC Fire-Rescue Class Takes on Community Project

Accepting 9-Volt or AA Battery donations

During this time of year, it is especially important to have smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms in good working order because of the increased risk of home fires and carbon monoxide poisonings. The KACC Fire-Rescue-EMS class will be . . . read more

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