CFA Donates Books to CREC Public Safety

Connecticut Fire Academy Donates Books to CREC Public Safety Academy

The Connecticut Fire Academy donated over fifty fire service related textbooks and training manuals to the Capitol Region Education Council’s Public Safety Academy, an inter-district magnet school, located in Enfield.  The retail value of the books was in excess of $7,000 and were provided by the CFA Bookstore.   Connecticut Fire Academy staff and adjunct instructors have provided support and mentoring to the school and its students since its inception. 

The Public Safety Academy is for students Grades 6-12 and prepares Servant Leaders of the community for success in college and career with focused and rigorous training in professions that ensure the safety, security, and wellness of the community. The Academy offers students exploratory opportunities followed by dedicated learning progressions in three schools: The School of Law Enforcement, The School of Fire Sciences and Emergency Medicine, and The School of Law, Government, and Homeland Security.  The Public Safety Academy looks at everything they do through the eyes of the learner as their students prepare to accept the challenges of developing into community leaders. The new $66 million dollar school located on King Street opened this past fall after operating out of a former elementary school in Enfield since the 2008/09 school year.   

Connecticut Fire Academy staff presenting the donation included Pam Cooney, CFA Bookstore Manager, Bill Higgins, Director of Fire Training and Jeff Morrissette, State Fire Administrator.  Accepting the donation for the CREC Public Safety Academy were Ret. Fire Chief Edward Casares, Jr, Program Coordinator - School of Fire Science and Emergency Medicine and Lisa Jordan, Librarian. 

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