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JCC Designates Classroom to Emergency Readiness Training

(l-r) Marie A.  Hess, Interim Chair of the Nursing Department, Charles F. Ruggiero, Jr., Coordinator of the Fire Protection Technology Program, and Paul A. Alteri, Chair of the Public Safety Department. Missing from photo is Jeannine Gomiela, Paramedic Program Coordinator.

Jefferson Community College (JCC) designates classroom 6-207B, Jules Center, to emergency readiness training that holds two 3-dimensional incident management simulators (IMS). The IMS dioramas measure approximately 15 ½ feet by 10 feet and 11 feet by 6 feet respectively.

Showcasing more than 100 buildings, the IMS is currently used by JCC’s Fire Protection Technology (FPT) program to teach applied learning skills in emergency response, incident command, and disaster management. Maximizing use of the IMS, the College intends to cross-train all students in JCC public safety programs including FPT, criminal justice, paramedic, and nursing.    

“Working collaboratively with public safety and emergency services personnel during emergency incidents is a matter of life or death,” says Charles F. Ruggiero, Jr., coordinator of JCC’s Fire Protection Technology program. “It is our job to best prepare students for emergency and disaster planning and the IMS diorama is a tool to help us meet that goal.”  

The public safety classroom is available for use to community emergency services personnel. For more information, call the JCC Facilities Department at (315) 786-2405.