WASHINGTON, NC (WNCT) — Beaufort County Community College now offers extensive firefighting training to students.

The new programs allow those enrolled to gain a wide range of hands-on experience in fighting fires, performing rescues and even the general day-to-day tasks of firefighters living in a firehouse.

“The academy is set more for a career. We try to get career-minded,” said BCCC Director of Fire and Emergency Management, Ray Harris. “You have to be on time … say yes sir, no sir or call people by their titles.”

Part of the training takes place in a classroom where Harris said students participate in lectures and training before being put to the test in staged fire and rescue situations.

View the video for more information on fire training at BCCC.