The Eastern Carolina Public Safety College, held each year in October, is sponsored by the Eastern Carolina Firefighters Association and Cape Fear Community College. The Seminar had its beginning in 1991 with seven classes offered that weekend at Fort Fisher. Attendance that weekend was around 110 students. The next couple of seminars were offered at Fort Fisher and at each one the attendance kept increasing to the point where we could no longer use that facility because of the growth. It was decided to move the seminars to the main campus of Cape Fear Community College in downtown Wilmington and the seminar continued to grow through the years. In 2001 the decision to move the seminar to the Topsail High School complex in Hampstead was made to be able to accommodate the increased growth to over 500 students. This location was used until the 2007 seminar which was moved to the new North Campus of Cape Fear Community College at Castle Hayne with 36 classes and attendance of 665 students. This is a state of the art fire training facility. Attendance varies but remains steady at this fall offering.
All Eastern Carolina Firefighters and Public Safety personnel are encouraged to support the Association by attending the Eastern Carolina Public Safety College each year. Our scholarship program is directly funded by this great school. We hope to see you there!
2023 Public Safety College dates: October 3 through 8. Registration link will be posted as soon as it is available.
Attention Vendors! Looking for a great way to showcase your business or products to firefighters, police officers and emergency medical personnel? The ECFA Public Safety College is a great venue. With several hundred students, the annual college is a prime opportunity. Having vendors at our weekend college enables students to not only take home new knowledge and skills, but also information about your products. From apparatus and decals, our students love them all. Hurry because spaces fill fast!
Vendors, this is a great opportunity to reach new customers! Download the Vendor form