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LCC to Host Graduation for Lansing Fire Department Recruits on September 24

September 23, 2016

LANSING, MICH. - Lansing Fire Recruits will graduate seven new hires from the Lansing Community College (LCC) Fire Science Academy this Saturday. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the Conference Center at LCC's West Campus.

The recruits participated in a seven-week program of rigorous training that will prepare them for immediate work as certified firefighters through the state of Michigan. The program delivered 300 hours of instruction in basic fire training and fitness at the Regional Fire Training Center at LCC's West Campus.

LCC Fire Science Program Director Tim Baker says the program meets or exceeds state standards and is expressly designed for new City of Lansing firefighting personnel with little or no experience.

"It's a great collaboration all the way around," says Baker. "We’re keeping it local, meeting the needs of our local community, and preparing people to work, protect and serve our City. The recruits, too, also get a taste of what we offer here at LCC and will be set up to pursue future education and advance their careers through the College if they desire."

Baker says that many of the instructors at the academy are highly familiar with the unique needs of fighting fires in Lansing, having served as firefighters with the City or in Mid-Michigan. Recruits in the program can tap decades of experience, Baker says, as well as learn on some of the best equipment and facilities in the state—right in their own backyard.

The College's Fire Science Academy is part of LCC's Fire Science Program administered through the Public Service Careers Department. The academy typically takes 16 weeks to complete, but was condensed to an intensive seven-week schedule to accommodate the needs of the City.

For more information about LCC's Fire Science Program, visit

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is Michigan's third largest community college with approximately 15,000 students attending 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 six partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit

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