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SCBA - Building Skills and Confidence

After weeks of training using self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), students in the Fire/Rescue/EMR curriculum were able to put the skills they learned to the test by completing a rather unusual SCBA confidence course.   . . . read more

Stop The Bleed Training

Thanks Nick Gliwa and Hope Mitton!

Students in the Fire-Rescue-EMR program at KACC had the opportunity to received instruction on controlling life-threatening bleeding, called  Stop The Bleed. This Stop the Bleed  training was especially great for Mr. . . . read more

First Field Trip of the Year

Thank you Kankakee County Coroner's Office

Students enrolled in the Fire-Rescue-EMR program went on their first field trip of the school-year.  Since we are focusing on Emergency Medical Responder curriculum, a visit to the Kankakee County Coroner's Office and . . . read more

Turnout Gear - A Perfect Fit for KACC Students

Kankakee Area Career Center was once again the beneficiary of generosity from one of our local fire districts.  This time, KACC and Fire-Rescue-EMR Instructor, Ed Leeson thank Aroma Park Fire Protection District, especially Chief Luke . . . read more

E-X-T-R-A-cation Equipment Donation

The Manteno Fire Prevention District recently donated surplus extrication equipment to the Kankakee Area Career Center Fire-Rescue-EMR program.  The items donated are typically used for stabilizing vehicles during . . . 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

Got Hose?

The most fundamental task an engine company must perform is stretching hose lines to extinguish a fire.  And there is nothing worse than "stretching short" and not having enough hose to reach the fire.   . . . read more

Nick Gliwa and Hope Mitton - Welcome Back to KACC!

Not as students, but as Guest Instructors

Nick Gliwa a 2019 student from KACC's Fire-Rescue-EMR program and graduate of Grant Park High School teamed up with  Hope Mitton, former KACC Certified Nurse Assistant/Medical Terminology student from Donovan High School class . . . read more

SCBA Training

Self Contained Breathing Apparatus

There are many interesting and cool components when it comes to Fire-Rescue-EMR training.  One of those aspects of the firefighting curriculum at the Kankakee Area Career Center students look forward to is learning how to operate . . . 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

"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

Kankakee County Fallen Firefighter Ceremony

On Friday, October 1st, students and Instructor, Ed Lesson, from the Kankakee Area Career Center Fire/Rescue/EMR curriculum participated in the annual Kankakee County Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony.  The Memorial was held on . . . read more

Hazmat Training at KACC

Slow Down - Proceed with Caution

Firefighters deal with hazardous materials incidents much differently than building fires. Because there are so many different chemicals that present | so many different dangers, they are . . . 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

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