NCTC Will Unveil New Fire Truck April 4

Northland Community & Technical College will be receiving a 1999 fire engine to update equipment and ensure quality training within the Fire Technology program. The fire truck is the result of collaborative efforts between NCTC, East Grand Forks Water & Light Department, and the cities of East Grand Forks and Grand Forks. An unveiling ceremony will take place April 4 at 1 p.m at NCTC.

The 1999 Seagrave fire engine will be an upgrade from the previous training model that was a 1985 engine. The new engine will allow students to train on hose loads and deployments, pumping, and vehicle operations. This new model will let students familiarize themselves with an engine that they likely would work with upon gaining employment.

An unveiling ceremony will take place at NCTC’s East Grand Forks campus Monday, April 4, at 1 p.m. The ceremony will allow media, community members, and students to learn more about the new engine and how it will enhance the safety and quality of education that the NCTC Fire Technology program provides. Fire Technology students, instructors, and college leadership will be available for questions and interviews.

Collaborative Efforts Bring Fire Engine To NCTC

Northland Community and Technical College (NCTC) is a comprehensive college with campuses in Thief River Falls, MN, and East Grand Forks, MN. NCTC also has an aerospace site in Thief River Falls, MN, and a satellite site in Roseau, MN. NCTC offers certificates, diplomas, transfer courses, two-year degrees (A.A.S., A.S., A.A.) in more than 80 areas of study, workforce training and education programs. NCTC is a member of Minnesota State, the fourth-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. NCTC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer. For more information about Northland Community & Technical College, visit or call 1.800.959.6282.