There is no secret that Mr. C loves Thanksgiving. This year I decided to send our students off with a little sweetness thanks to our local NoRa Cupcake!! Have a great weekend everyone!
Cycle 5 was very fast paced! The sophomores jumped right into hazardous materials training with Fire Marshal Waznia. This included a practical exercise in level C personal protective equipment as well as a trip to I-91 to identify hazardous materials being transported. We were lucky enough to catch a few truck inspections in the process thanks to the Connecticut State Police!
Meanwhile, the juniors learned all about mental illness and how it relates to the trade; particularly to police, EMS, and corrections. As part of this unit, the students experienced what it was like for someone suffering from schizophrenia having auditory delusions. It was very eye-opening for the students.
The sophomores then jumped into their final FEMA class in preparation for operation the EOC; the National Response Framework. All students passed the online exam and earned their certification.
We had two other visitors to the program during the cycle, our newest addition to the program, Paul P. who is a retired member of the special forces community and Mr. Charles Grady of the FBI in New Haven. Both were great guests and we can't wait to have them back.
Perhaps the highlight of the cycle however, was junior Jay Lounds presenting a lesson he developed from scratch on the psychology of serial killers. It was extremely well put together and the whole class was glued to his every word, myself included. His presentation was extremely well researched and he was able to answer every question asked. It was impressive!