Before someone can be an “everyday hero” – such as a police officer, firefighter or paramedic – he or she must first learn the ropes. One of the best places to do so is the Public Services Education Building at Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus.
The public will get a close-up view of what it takes to be a first responder during the building’s annual Open House, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, at the corner of North Killingsworth Street and Mississippi Avenue.
The event will feature information and demonstrations from the various programs housed in the Public Services Education Building – Fire Protection Technology, Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management and Emergency Telecommunicator 9-1-1.
The centerpiece of the day’s events will be two mock vehicle rescues, scheduled for 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., in which students from several programs will collaborate to simulate a drunk driving accident. Visitors will also have the chance to tour a mock crime scene, check out the building’s emergency vehicle bays and see the training center where students learn to be 9-1-1 operators