This momentum went largely unquestioned until 1884, when Bishop Andrews objected, "I would not give a fig for a weakling little thing of a seminary.
We want such a school, so ample in its provisions, of such dignity in its buildings, so fully provided with the best apparatus, that it shall draw to itself the eyes of the community and that young people shall feel it an honor to be enrolled among its students." Methodist ministers John Franklin Goucher (1845–1922), and John B.
Van Meter fought hard in favor of founding a college rather than a seminary, eventually winning unanimous agreement at a later conference.
The Fire-Rescue Academy's Advance Life Support (ALS) program has relocated from the Public Safety Building to a classroom on the campus of CCBC Essex.
Equipment to complete ALS skills testing for the central battalion has been relocated to station 10.
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