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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

You Go Girl!

Amelia Cadle - On Track to a Great Future

Amelia Cadle had a few minutes in her busy schedule last week and chose to spend that time visiting Mr. Leeson and the Kankakee Area Career Center. "it's so rewarding," said Mr. Leeson, "to have former students return . . . read more

Thanks Lt. Joines and Bourbonnais FPD

Thanks to Bourbonnais Fire Protection District (BFPD)  Lt. Mileen Joines, Lt. Kevin Peterson and Firefighter/Paramedics Jake Beasley, Erick Mifflin, Jerry, Boudreau, Justin Braun and Hana Landry for coming to the Kankakee Area Career . . . read more

Fire-Rescue-EMR Teach KACC Preschool Class

Great Opportunity For All!

KACC Fire-Rescue-EMR Instructor, Ed Leeson brought his students into KACC's multi-purpose room in order to help train the KACC 3 to 5 year old preschool students in a variety of fire safety issues.  Not only did the Fire Students . . . read more

Fire-Rescue Students Enter Fire Department Water-Ball Tournament

St. Anne Pumpkin Fest

KACC Instructor, Ed Leeson, was delighted to have some of his Fire-Rescue Students compete in the St. Anne Pumpkin Festival Water Ball Tournament with the St. Anne Fire Department.  Joining the students was former KACC Fire-Rescue . . . 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

Fire-Rescue-EMS Students Have Whirlwind of Experiences

Ed Leeson, fire-Rescue-EMS Instructor for KACC has teamed up with community leaders to provide his students with some incredible experiences.   From Medical Evacuation, to Auto Extrication and water rescue, these students . . . read more


Course Description

The Fire/Rescue/EMS program is designed to expose students to fire and emergency medical response practices and procedures, as well as provide them with necessary skills so they are prepared for entry level positions in these fields.  . . . read more

Fire Fighter Peer Support Team

Thanks Manteno Fire District and ILFFPS

Firefighter/Paramedic, Mary Robbins, of the Manteno Fire Protection District is also the Northern Regional Coordinator for the Illinois Fire Fighter Peer Support (ILFFPS).  Firefighter Robbins came to KACC to speak with the . . . read more

2018 Fire/EMS Jamboree

Not Your Normal Friday the 13th!

Friday, April 13th was a lucky day for KACC Fire-Rescue-EMS Students.  They had an opportunity to attend the 2018 Fire/EMS Jamboree at the Fox Valley Career Center.  This annual event allows students from . . . read more

Students Selected for Fire Cadet/Explorer Program at Kankakee Fire Department

The Kankakee Fire Department Recently Began a Fire Cadet/Explorer post in an effort to help students from the area who attended local schools be better prepared to become career firefighter/paramedics with the department. Seven Students . . . read more

Taking Fire-Rescue-EMR To College

Zack Hamman and AJ Hack, KACC Alumni

Two former KACC students returned for a quick visit over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Fire-Rescue-EMR Instructor, Ed Leeson, was delighted to see them and put them right to work, asking each to give an impromptu presentation on the transition . . . read more

Teamwork and More

KACC Fire-Rescue-EMS Students once again benefited by the knowledge and expertise of Bourbonnais Fire Protection Department personnel.  The BFPD Crew #61, came to KACC during each of our three sessions to talk about departmental . . . read more

Thanks Essex Fire Protection District

Fire-Rescue-EMS Students took a field trip to Essex Fire Protection District in rural Essex Township.  Students seemed to grasp the dedication and commitment made by volunteer firefighters who typically respond from home or work to to . . . read more

Have You Ever Used a Fire Extinguisher?

Probably Not

Thanks to our Instructor Ed Leeson and Liberty Fire Equipment, the KACC Fire-Rescue-EMS program kicked-off the week receiving exposure to real fire and real extinguishers. Students were taught how to identify, select, and use various . . . read more

History Integral to Understanding

History is always an integral component to understanding and learning.  KACC Fire-Rescue-EMR Instructor incoporated history into his curriculum having his students complete research papers on the horrific and historical Our Lady of the . . . read more

Fire-Rescue-EMS to US Airman!

Welcome Back Logan!

There 's not much of a better compliment for an instructor than having one of their former students return to catch up and share their stories of success since graduation. Friday was another one of those special days here at KACC . . . read more

Thanks Limestone Fire Protection District!

Chief Mike Whalen and the Limestone Fire Protection District recently welcomed KACC Fire-Rescue-EMR students for an informational session, demonstration and closer look at their Advanced Life Ambulance and the various types of equipment it . . . 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

Fire-Rescue-EMS Training Put to the Test

Thanks Limestone Fire Protection District!

KACC Fire-Rescue-EMS students were once again welcomed by Limestone Fire Protection District for an incredible opportunity to put their self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) training to the test. On a field trip to Limestone's . . . 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

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

Bourbonnais Fire Protection District to the Aide of KACC Curriculum - Again!

KACC Fire-Rescue-EMS students once again had the opportunity to experience the real world of work as they practiced building search techniques in a vacant home used by the Bourbonnais Fire Protection District for similar training.  . . . read more

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