Students from The Atlantic High Fire-Rescue Academy had the opportunity to experience just a few of the daily operations they may have to face with a career in the fire service. The Fire-Rescue program is in its 2nd year at Atlantic High School. This educational class presents all aspects of the fire service, ranging from first aid all the way to fire suppression techniques. This voluntary program runs daily throughout the school year as an elective for students.
On March 4th, the students took a field trip to Delray Beaches’ Fire Station #1 where they practiced many of the techniques they have learned in the classroom. Led by Lieutenant Michael Rodriguez, the students took turns rolling hoses, performing extinguisher suppression, advancing a charged hose line, and doing search and rescue operations in a simulated smoked out environment.
“The hard work and determination displayed today are just the qualities we look for in our future firefighters hear in Delray Beach. They all did great,” says program coordinator Lt. Rodriguez.