The Del Mar College Regional Fire Academy held a recruiting event April 16 on West Campus, and things got a bit heated.
A car was set ablaze and extinguished by DMC faculty members in the academy. Participants, including several area high school students and their parents, also had a chance to tour the Public Safety Education facilities and learn how the program uses the two-story burn tower on West Campus for fire and rescue simulations.
Students in the DMC Regional Fire Academy learn skills including how to save a life using CPR, the basics of first aid, the behavior of fire, rappelling and using a self-contained breathing apparatus.
The event also allowed high school students and their parents to explore Del Mar College’s Dual Credit Program.