Heroes Are Made Here

High school juniors and seniors were invited to learn more about Western Technical College’s public safety programs at “Heroes are Made Here,” an open house event on Thursday, Sept. 27 . at the Sparta Public Safety and Training Center.

The event allowed those interested a chance to learn more about the Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Fire Protection and Law Enforcement programs at Western through hands-on activities with current faculty and students.

“This was a great chance for students to learn about a rewarding career in public safety,” said Kevin Dean, Associate Dean for Health and Public Safety at Western Technical College. “By providing an opportunity to see what a career in public safety looks like, we hope more students become interested in our programs.”

The event was also open to any current volunteer or reserve EMS, fire, or law enforcement services who may have responders interested in advancing their career.

Although the free event was primarily designed for Western students and those interested, the public was also welcomed to attend.

Organizers say turnout was great and the event was well received!