Honoring SMCC’s Public Safety Programs

SMCC invites you to A Light on the Point, an event to honor its public safety programs and the thousands of firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians, paramedics and telecommunicators who have touched or been touched by these programs over the decades.

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Join us Thursday, May 16

Please join us on Thursday, May 16, 2019, from 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Oceanview Dining Hall on SMCC’s South Portland Campus, for an evening of fine food and drink together with good company. Whether you’re an active or retired public safety professional, a business/community leader eager to express appreciation for their good work, or just a friend of our programs in fire science, criminal justice, Emergency Medical Services or the Maine Fire Service Institute, this event is for you.

We will also celebrate several anniversaries: 70 years for the Maine Fire Service Institute, 50 years for our Fire Science program, and 30 years for the Public Safety Student Live-In program.

Food and Drinks:

  • Noble Barbeque
  • Kitchen Chicks Catering
  • Bread & Butter Catering
  • Nothing Bakes Like a Parrot
  • SMCC Culinary Arts Students
  • 2 Complimentary Beverages including a brand new beer from Fore River Brewing Company

Silent Auction

A Silent Auction will be available with over 70 items including:

  • Red Sox Tickets
  • A 5 Night Stay at a Hilton Resort in Hawaii
  • Three Nights in Las Vegas


  • 70 years for the Maine Fire Service Institute
  • 50 years for our Fire Science program
  • 30 years for the Public Safety Student Live-In program


Don’t miss out, visit our Eventbrite webpage and purchase tickets now!

Tickets include heavy appetizers and two drink tickets.

Sponsorship Opportunities

To learn more about our sponsorship opportunities, please download the A Light on the Point Sponsorship Flyer or contact us directly.

Who does this event benefit?

All proceeds from this event will benefit student scholarships, public safety programs, and the SMCC Foundation.

Directions & Maps

The Oceanview Dining Hall at SMCC 95 Campus Center Drive, South Portland, ME 04106. Parking is available on campus (please follow the “Event Parking” signs). For directions and a map of the campus, please browse the information below.

From I-95

  • Take exit 45 (Maine Mall Road, Payne Road). Coming off the exit, proceed straight (1.7 miles) to Route 1 (Main Street) in South Portland. Turn left onto Route 1 North.
  • At the fourth set of lights, turn right onto Broadway.
  • Proceed straight on Broadway for about two miles and take right at the fifth light to continue on Broadway.
  • Proceed approximately 1 mile on Broadway.
  • At SMCC sign, turn right into parking lot.

From I-295

  • Take exit 6a (Forest Avenue South).
  • Immediately bear to the right onto Route 77 South, which turns into State Street. Follow all the way through downtown Portland.
  • At the bottom of a large hill, State Street bears right over the Casco Bay Bridge.
  • After crossing the bridge, proceed straight through the lights and follow the road (Broadway) for approximately 1 mile.
  • At SMCC sign, turn right into parking lot.


For a more detailed view of this campus, download our South Portland Campus Map.

View our South Portland Campus on Google Maps.