19th Annual Fire College and Banquet Coming Up at Cleveland Community College

(Shelby, NC) – The 19th Annual Cleveland County Fire and Rescue College will be held November 8-10 at the Brown Emergency Training Center located on the campus of Cleveland Community College. The weekend-long event offers training to dedicated fire and rescue personnel who travel from all over North Carolina and surrounding states to participate. Over six-hundred emergency personnel have already registered to participate in classes focusing on certifications and rescue operations. A live burn will begin at 1 pm on Sunday, November 10, in addition to many other rescue and fire exercises throughout the day.

This year’s Fire College Banquet will feature United States Marine Corps veteran, Clebe McClary. McClary suffered devastating injuries in the line of duty during the Vietnam War. Undeterred, he brings his story of strength, determination, and courage to motivate audiences all over the world. The Fire College Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 9, at 7 PM at the LeGrand Center. The public is invited and can purchase tickets by calling 704-669-4193.

For more information about the Fire College contact CCC Emergency Training Center Coordinator, Jimmy Hensley, at (704) 669-6656 or 980-721-6340. The Fire and Rescue College is sponsored by Cleveland Community College, Cleveland County Training Officer’s Association and the Cleveland County Firefighter’s Association.


Contact: Margo Greene, Cleveland Community College

Public Information and Marketing Coordinator


(704) 669-4101

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