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19th Annual Fire And Rescue College To Feature US Marine Corps & Vietnam Veteran Clebe McClary
Clebe McClary
 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. This year’s College will offer instruction from Vincent Dunn, FDNY and James P. Smith of the Philadelphia FD. 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 and Rescue 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 Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 9, at 7 PM at the LeGrand Center and the public is invited to attend. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Brown Emergency Training Center at 704-669-4193.

For more information about the Fire and Rescue 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.

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