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Public Safety Classes to Begin in January at SCC


The Sandhills Community College Public Safety Department works in partnership with multiple accrediting agencies to provide training, certification and recertification, and specialty programs to meet the needs of local public safety agencies. 

Also served are those seeking a career as a firefighter and seasoned veterans needing annual recertification. The department is recognized as an Office of State Fire Marshall (OSFM) Accredited Delivery Agency to meet all state and local training standards.

The 2017 Sandhills Regional Fire and Rescue College will be offered Jan. 27 – 29 at Sandhills Community College Campus and Larry R. Caddell Public Safety Training Center. Registration and course information can be found at

EMT-Basic will prepare students to provide emergency care for the sick and injured. Students will learn to respond to a variety of emergency medical situations. Upon successful completion, the student can sit for the state certification exam. Course requirements are a text and a copy of high school or GED diploma by first night of class. Class will meet on some Thursdays and Saturdays. The cost is $180 plus a $5 tech fee.

EMT-Basic will be held at the Pinehurst Campus Jan. 9 – May 9 on Mondays and Tuesdays from 6 – 10 p.m. EMT-Basic will also be held at the Sandhills Hoke Center Jan. 10 – May 31 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 – 9 p.m.

CPR for Healthcare Providers is a course designed for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

CPR for Healthcare Providers will be Sunday, Jan. 29 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The cost is $50 plus a $6 card fee.

Burn Care and Fire Safety is for first responders and covers the specialty lifesaving support required for burn care. This course will also cover information about complications, labs, wound care, fluid and electrolyte replacement, the psychosocial effects, and lastly prevention. Ernest Grant is an internationally recognized burn-care and fire-safety expert and serves as the burn outreach coordinator for the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Burn Care and Fire Safety will be held on Monday, Jan. 30 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Owens Auditorium. The cost is $75 and may be waived for qualified students.


Seats are still available for these Public Safety classes. To register in person, stop by the Sandhills Community College Continuing Education office located on the first floor of Van Dusen Hall. You may also register by phone with a credit card at (910) 695-3980. Registration hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. 

For more information please contact Denise Cameron at (910) 695-3944 or or Michelle Bauer at (910) 695-3774 or

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