In a way to expose students to new vocational job opportunities, WA staff member and local fire fighter volunteer Ben Kautza helped set up a fire truck exhibit this past Wednesday. The purpose was to help educate students about a career in fire fighting. Two small trucks were brought on campus and the different functions of each truck were explained.
Students were exposed to information on how to pursue a career in the field and some fire fighting techniques. These smaller trucks are very common in the southern states and are often used in fighting smaller prairie fires. In fact, the green truck spends 9 months of the year in Texas. With the dry weather across the U.S. this year, fire fighting has become increasingly important and is a job always in need.