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July 24, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public + Media Relations Manager
Media alert: Omaha Fire Department Special Operations to train with MCC in grain bin rescue exercise
What: Metropolitan Community College will host the Omaha Fire Department Special Operations team for a grain bin rescue training exercise.
When: Friday, July 26 at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Applied Technology Center, 10407 State St., Omaha, Nebraska
Background: Grain entrapment or grain elevator rescues have to be performed when a person becomes submerged in grain and cannot get out. Not uncommon in agricultural states such as Nebraska and Iowa, the rescues are extremely dangerous.
Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest post-secondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.