College of Western Idaho (CWI) Fire Service Technology and Law Enforcement students paid tribute and honored the lives affected by the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. Together, alongside Nampa Fire and Police Departments, and other community leaders and members, CWI students and faculty gathered at the Nampa Fire Station 1 to take part in the City of Nampa’s 9/11 Memorial Ceremony Monday morning.
“It is always an honor to be included in this tribute and has a tremendous impact on our students and CWI,” said Director of Fire Service Technology, Darrin Raskopf.
CWI Fire Service Technology and Law Enforcement students have taken part in the event for past several years to learn more about the events of 9/11, the importance of public safety, and the impact these types of tragic events have on their professions. It is also a way for the students and faculty to foster relationships with their community partners and agencies.
“Our participation is key in developing ongoing relationships with our community partners and agencies,” said CWI Law Enforcement Program Director, LeRoy Forsman. “I spoke with numerous elected officials who each spoke about how impressed they were with our students and their participation. These are the people who are decision-makers that will be employing our students in the future.”