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LCC to celebrate milestone graduation of its Fire Science Academy

December 12, 2017

Lansing, Mich. - Family and friends will gather for the 65th Fire Academy graduation this Thursday, Dec. 14. The ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Center at LCC's West Campus as 16 new recruits are set to graduate.

LCC Fire Science Academy Director Bill Pawluk says this is a career for people who want to respond to emergencies and protect and save lives. "Recruits learn on some of the best equipment and facilities in the state of Michigan."

The Fire Science Academy offers comprehensive coursework in fire safety, fire investigation; and training in hazardous materials. Instructors at the academy have served as firefighters throughout Mid-Michigan and have decades of experience.

Pawluk says each class of recruits brings new challenges and enormous responsibility as the academy prepares individuals in basic fire training and fitness. When asked to describe the 65th graduating class he had just one word, "outstanding." Many of this year's graduates are moving on to the EMT Academy at LCC this spring.

This year's ceremony will include several speakers from the local fire safety community, including remarks by State of Michigan Fire Marshal, Kevin Sehlmeyer.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is the fifth-largest community college in Michigan, serving more than 25,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor's and master's degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit