East Georgia State College’s Beverley Walker, Program Director and Professor for the Fire and Emergency Services Administration degree program, was honored to participate in the 30th Anniversary Celebration at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the facility, which is located in Forsyth.
The event included multiple demonstrations of firefighting, vehicle extraction, a Motorcycle Rodeo, shooting competition and a Public Safety Product Showcase. The Governor of Georgia, as well as the State Attorney General, were on site to cut the ribbon for new driving training facilities.
“it was great to be a part of the anniversary celebration,” said Walker. “Having attended classes there for many years and, now, providing instructions for students, makes this facility home to me in many ways. We appreciate the leadership of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center for allowing us to attend.”
The Georgia Public Safety Training Center is the state’s premier facility for training state and local public safety professionals. Its mission is to honorably represent the state of Georgia through devoted dedication to the public service of our citizens, committing to improving the level of professionalism in the public safety community by offering state of the art training, and distinguishing themselves as the nation’s premier center for learning and growth. GPSTC is a state agency operating under the general policy of the Georgia Board of Public Safety.
According to Dr. Lee Cheek, Dean of the School of Social Sciences, “Our region is fortunate to have Professor Walker and GPSTC working on behalf of the citizens of Georgia. Professor Walker works closely with GPSTC and these shared labors greatly benefit the advancement of public safety and the education horizons of East Georgia State College’s students.”