EMPOWERING FIRST-RESPONDERS: A Reputation for Excellence

OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan –  Fire academy student and Emergency Medical Technician certificate of achievement holder Krystal Tucker credits OCC CREST’s (Combined Regional Emergency Services Training) top reputation, premier facilities, and experienced instructors ensures its graduates are highly adept in emergency services.Student Krystal Tucker.

OCC’s Oakland Fire Training Institute is the only one in Michigan to be both nationally—and internationally—accredited. CREST, home to the college’s fire, police, K-9, 911 and EMS programs, is the largest provider of training for emergency response teams in Oakland county. About 90% of first responders in the county are trained at OCC.

“I came to OCC because I heard the emergency services program had a reputation of being better than any other in our region,” said Tucker. “I knew other first responders who had been trained through OCC’s academies – fire, EMS and police - and they simply stuck out for their excellence.”

According to Tucker, OCC’s EMS academy provides the most progressive and practical training available at its state-of-the-art CREST site, a virtual live lab setting and one of the premier training facilities in the country.

“For anyone those interested in emergency services training, I would definitely suggest they come to OCC. The staff does go above-and-beyond training for what you need to know in the field. I felt like I was very well prepared when I ‘hit the road’.”

To hear more about Tucker’s story, visit OCC’s YouTube.

About OCC - With multi campus system in Oakland County, OCC is Michigan’s number one transfer institution, offering nearly 100 excellent degrees and certificates. The College empowers academic and developmental experiences, allowing students to reach their full potential and enhance the communities they serve. More than a million students have enrolled in the College since it opened in 1965. Learn more at oaklandcc.edu.


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