December 2, 2011

Owens Community College and Perrysburg Township Fire to Present Holiday Safety Demonstration, Dec. 7

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Owens Community College’s Center for Emergency Preparedness and the Perrysburg Township Fire Department are advocating about the importance of safety during the holiday season by providing an interactive Holiday Safety Demonstration for members of the media on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Center for Emergency Preparedness’ five-story computer controlled fire training tower, Owens and Perrysburg Township Fire representatives will simulate a realistic scenario in which a Christmas tree, along with wrapped presents and living room furniture, catch on fire as a result of careless handling. Additionally, officials will share insight into the importance of smoke detectors and proper Christmas tree and electrical maintenance, among other holiday safety precaution information.

The Center for Emergency Preparedness is the premier all-hazards national training facility located at Owens. As the world continues to change so will the critical training demands for the men and women who place themselves in harm’s way. The Center for Emergency Preparedness is dedicated to securing the homeland and assuring the safety of our citizens by building a well-trained community of first responders, first receivers and allied professionals who are ready to safely respond to and mitigate the effects of an all-hazards event.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit