May 18, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public + Media Relations Manager
Youth fire science program to host graduation ceremony
OMAHA, Neb. — The Junior Firefighter Cadet program will host its graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 24, at 4:30 p.m. at the Howard Kennedy Elementary School, 30th and Binney streets. The program is a partnership between the D.R.E.A.M. afterschool program at Howard Kennedy Elementary School, the Omaha Fire Department, and the EMS and Fire Science Technology programs at Metropolitan Community College.
Omaha Fire Department representatives and other members from participating organizations will be present to award the cadets with rank badges, certificates and recognition for their hard work at the ceremony.
In its third year, the Junior Firefighter Cadet Program is meant to give students an opportunity to learn about fire science and EMS fields while being part of a group. Additionally, the program aims to give young students a clear pathway from 4th grade through college with various fire science and EMS initiatives.The students engage in fire department operations, fire safety, discipline, physical fitness, citizenship, volunteerism and career planning.
Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.