We are North Carolina Community Colleges

We are North Carolina Community Colleges

October 24, 2019 6 By Stanley Isaacs


If your grandmother was with us today she would be just so proud of you. And I believe in you. Something wonderful is going to happen. Hey!
Brett! How’s it going man? Good. It’s good to see you. Have a seat. It’s been a while.
It’s been a long while. So what have you been up to? I’m actually going back to school to be a firefighter. What’s going on? How was the interview? I got the job! I’m so proud of you! That’s awesome! When I lay down at night, I want to know I’ve made a difference in someone’s life. At first I had no idea how challenging or rewarding it would be. But helping people is my passion. Every patient has a story. A lifetime of experiences so I treat them like my own family. They deserve loving care and compassion. I remember as a kid going into my granddad’s workshop. He’d give me a tool and show me something to do. He encouraged me. That always made me feel so good to see the finished product and the joy it brought to someone’s face. The tools are different and now the workshop’s a lot bigger. There’s a lot of technology in every airplane. Composites, avionics, engines… and we’re making them all right here in North Carolina. Together what can’t we create? What little boy doesn’t dream of being a firefighter when he grows up? The cool trucks, the heavy gear… The feeling that you’re really helping people. There’s always something new to learn… new tools, new techniques. And the community college is where to get that. As firefighters, we’re a team. No matter what the crisis I know that somebody has my back and I’m watching there’s. People are counting on us. No one wants to think about a fire in their community, but when it happens We’ll be there. You can count on it.