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"Eggs"citing Training with Jaws of Life

Fun, yet challenging "eggs"perience for students.

Just recently, Manteno FPD donated some Jaws of Life hydraulic equipment for the Fire-Rescue-EMR program.  it took just a couple of days to put this fine donation to good use. Last Friday, it was sunny and a bit breezy, but was . . . read more

KACC Hosts MABAS 7 Fire Academy

MABAS stands for: Mutual Aid Box Alarm System - Regional Departments Support Each Other!

The Kankakee Area Career Center (KACC) hosted a Ground Ladders Training session for the MABAS 7 Fire Academy.   MABAS 7 is a mutual aid association comprised of 17 area fire departments and fire protection districts. The . . . read more

Yes, You Can Fight and Prevent Forest Fires!

Wildland Firefighting

Students in the Fire-Rescue-EMR curriculum were exposed to a firefighting career option not many people realize exists in our area:  wildland firefighting.   Captain Joshua Strohemeyer,  of the U.S. Forest . . . read more

Thanks Manteno Fire Protection District!

Once again, KACC is the benefactor of some fine equipment

Demonstrating its continuing support for the Fire-Rescue-EMR program at The Kankakee Area Career Center, the Manteno Fire Protection District (MFPD) donated some surplus auto extrication equipment. Commonly known as "The . . . read more

Roberts-Melvin Fire Protection District Donates Turnout Gear

The Kankakee Area Career Center would like to thank the Roberts-Melvin Fire Protection District for the donation of surplus firefighting turnout gear to our Fire/Rescue/EMS curriculum.  The donation included helmets, gloves, Nomex . . . read more

Stop The Bleed Training

Thanks to Nick Gliwa and Grant Park Fire Department for providing KACC Fire-Rescue-EMR students with  Stop The Bleed  and control hemorrhaging training.  Being in an emergency situation where there is no one to . . . read more

Congratulations MABAS Fire Academy Graduates

KACC Alumni Prevelent

Parent's are not the only ones who have a great sense of pride when young people succeed and reach their goals, their teachers do too. This was certainly the case on August 21st, when 18 candidates graduated the MABAS Division 7 Fire . . . read more

The Only Trip to the Coroner's Office You Want to Take

An educational tour

Students enrolled in KACC's Fire-Rescue-EMR program have just begun the Emergency Medical Responder curriculum. Student who successfully complete the program will qualify to take the necessary certification . . . read more

Alumni Update - Justin Janssen

Justin Janssen, a 2019 graduate of KACC's Fire-Rescue-EMR program and Beecher High School, returned to KACC to speak to students or current students about what's been happening in his life since graduation.  . . . 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

Nicole Beaupre Pays a Visit

Nicole Beaupre, a 2018 graduate from KACC's Fire-Rescue-EMR program and BBCHS, stopped by to visit during KACC's Options and Opportunities Open House. Since graduating, she has been very busy as a Cadet/Explorer member of the . . . 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

Fire-Rescue-EMR Students Visit KACC Construction Site

House 22 Utilized for Today's Curriculum

KACC Instructors support each other whenever possible.  Today, KACC's Construction Technology Instructors, Jeff Umphrey and Doug Enz, welcomed Ed Leeson and his Fire-Rescue-EMR students to the construction site of House 22. . . . read more

SCBA Training

SCBA - Self Contained Breathing Aparatus

Since January, the Fire-Rescue-EMR students have been continually training on the donning and doffing of their self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).  In addition to this basic training, they have been . . . 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

Smoke Alarms-Meet Community Outreach

Last year in Illinois, there were over 100 residential fire deaths.  Many are surprised to learn that over 70 percent of those deaths occurred in homes without working smoke alarms.  Many of the smoke alarms did not work . . . read more

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