West Hills College Lemoore to host First Responders' Expo on May 4, 2023

West Hills College Lemoore is hosting a First Responders' Expo, to be held on May 4, 2023, from 11 am to 1 pm in the college’s student union. This exciting event will bring together first responders from the California Highway Patrol, the Kings County Sheriff's Department, local police and fire departments, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and others to showcase skills, vehicles, and equipment.

"This event is a great opportunity for community members, particularly students interested in first responder careers, to learn more about these professions and see the tools and equipment firsthand," said Kris Costa, Dean of Career Technical Education at West Hills College Lemoore.

Visitors will have the opportunity to get an up-close view of patrol vehicles, witness a K-9 exhibition, and meet the K-9 unit and their four-legged friends that assist in the line of duty. Attendees can also talk to industry professionals about pursuing a career in first responder jobs and see a SWAT truck up close and personal.

"This event gives an opportunity to expose students to careers in public safety and personally connect with agencies within their community," said West Hills College Lemoore Career Technical Education Coordinator Tracy Paulo. “We have invited local high schools to bring students interested in pursuing careers as first responders. Demonstrations and exhibitions will ensure that attendees have an informative and engaging experience.”

For more information about the First Responders' Expo, please contact Nicole Bratton at 559-925-3356 or via email at nicolebratton@whccd.edu.