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First Responder Classes to Begin Soon at SCC

Student in CPR training.Providing emergency care is of utmost importance in a society, whether the one responding be an average citizen or a highly trained professional. The Sandhills Community College Continuing Education’s Public Safety department has classes beginning soon in CPR, firefighter certification and animal rescue this October.

These classes require face-to-face interaction. CDC recommendations and precautions for a safe environment will be stringently followed. The number of students in a classroom has been reduced to allow for distancing and students are required to wear a face/mouth covering when on campus.

“CPR for Healthcare Providers” is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR and other lifesaving skills in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

Offered on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., “CPR for Healthcare Providers” will cost $50 plus a $4 card fee.

“Firefighter Certification” classes are offered throughout the semester on nights and weekends. Held on Oct. 15, 15, 17, 19, 21, 27, 29, Nov. 2 and 4, “Fire Ground Ops 2” will cost $75. The fee will be waived for qualified students. Contact Michelle Bauer at 910-695-3774 or bauerm@sandhills.edu for more information about class offerings, times, and registration process.

Emergency responders, veterinary professionals, animal owners, and other local resources can learn to effectively work together during a rescue operation. “Large Animal Technical Rescue” engages all attendees in prevention, preparedness, and partnership approaches to safely and successfully perform large animal rescues. Topics include incident management, large animal behavior/handling, safety issues, barn/facility fire prevention, and simple vertical lift techniques.

Held on Friday, Oct. 2-Sunday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., “Large Animal Technical Rescue” will cost $75. The fee will be waived for qualified students.

Registration 

Seats are still available for these classes. To register, call Continuing Education at (910) 695-3980 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays or 9 a.m.-Noon on Fridays. All major credit cards are accepted. Pre-register at sandhills.edu/cereg.

For questions about these or other Public Safety classes, please contact, Michelle Bauer, Fire and Rescue Director at (910) 695-3774 or bauerm@sandhills.edu or Denise Cameron, Law Enforcement/EMS Director, at camerond@sandhills.edu or (910) 695-3944.

Campus Health Precautions

For the continued safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff, Sandhills Community College has converted as many classes as possible to online or hybrid (online plus limited face-to-face interaction). Face/mouth coverings are required when on campus. Additional hand sanitizing stations have been installed and a deep cleaning is being carried out each evening using EPA-approved disinfectants and foggers. A campus-wide sanitizing wipe down of door pulls and light switches is carried out twice each weekday and the use of water fountains has been discontinued. Service desk shields have been installed in high traffic areas.

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