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MAAC sets Friday kickoff of capital campaign for first responders

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The MAAC (Multi Agency Academic Cooperative) is announcing the kickofff of its Community Capital Campaign In support of Northwest Indiana’s first-responders.

At 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the MAAC--4203 Montdale park Drive in Valparaiso--law enforcement officers, police and fire chiefs, along with State Sen. Ed Charbonneau and State Reps. Ed Soliday, Lisa Beck, and Michael Aylesworth will hold a press conference in support of a $1.0 million capital campaign to support the construction of training structures and additional classroom space on the MAAC campus.

Since its inception, the MAAC’s sole focus has been to meet the training demands of the men and women who chose to wear the uniform. “We are committed to this vision, and strive every day to honor these individuals and the professions they’ve chosen to serve in,” Chief Stewart G. McMillan said. “With the support of the community, we can continue to provide them with the proper training resources they need to do their jobs well.”

The expansion of the classrooms will include virtual reality and simulator based training, to give law enforcement officers a more realistic scenario-based environment in which to train. Firefighters can improve incident communications and all first responders can be monitored, deficiencies identified, errors corrected and proper training given prior to mistakes being made in the public setting.

The Multi Agency Academic Cooperative is a state-of-the-art 4.5-acre campus designed to serve as a leading provider of safety, emergency preparedness, and response training.


Posted 9/19/2019




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