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DMC faculty firefighters Scott Rasmusson (from left) and Doug Matthijetz help Marisa Matthijetz, Doug’s daughter, with the fire hose during a recruiting event April 16 on West Campus.
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Faculty members lit a car on fire and extinguished it during the event, which also including a tour of Public Safety Education facilities.


Joshua Johnson-White


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.

Meagan Falcon

The reporters and the editors of The Foghorn News are students at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Foghorn staff has a passion for writing and informing the public on the important issues happening locally and nationally, but most importantly what is happening on and off the Del Mar College campus.

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