Explore first responder and criminal justice careers Friday at BHC

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High school and college students can celebrate first responders, explore careers, and check out ambulances, fire trucks, a K-9 unit, bomb robot, bomb squad vehicles, drone unit, an armored rescue vehicle and more at the fourth annual First Responders Appreciation & Criminal Justice Career Exploration Day at Black Hawk College this Friday, Oct. 27. 

The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at BHC Quad-Cities’ Sustainable Technologies Building in rooms 113-114 on the 6600 34th Ave., Moline, campus. Visitors can access the building from Lot 1 off 70th Street. 

More than 100 students are expected to attend, and 18 first-responder agencies will share information about career opportunities, according to a news release. 

The event includes three workshops related to first aid, safety on campus and internet safety, which will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

The First Responder Hero Award and five Certificates of Appreciation also will be presented at 1 p.m. The college received 56 nominations for the 2023 First Responder Awards.  

Admission is free, but registration is required by visiting the event website. Lunch will be provided. 

For more information, contact Seref Onder, director of the Criminal Justice Program, at (309) 796-5281 or email onders@bhc.edu.

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