Russian fire-rescue delegation visits SMCC


A group of fire-rescue officials and cadets from Archangel, Russia, visited SMCC as part of their weeklong trip to Maine to learn about U.S. firefighting practices.

Fire and rescue professionals visited Maine in late March and early April through the Greater Portland sister city relationship with Archangel, a city in northwest Russia. During their visit the group visited several area fire departments and learned about U.S. firefighting approaches to emergency response, fire suppression, code enforcement, inspections and training.

The group visited SMCC on April 4 and met with Fire Science and Paramedicine faculty and students and had lunch at the McKernan Center.

Photo Caption: President Cantor (back row, fifth from right) is shown here with Fire Science faculty and students and fire-rescue professionals and students from Russia.

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