Students had the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, including a ride on this crane lift. (Audrey Gunn, Grand Forks Gazette)

Students had the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, including a ride on this crane lift. (Audrey Gunn, Grand Forks Gazette)

Students learn about firefighting with Grand Forks team

The day’s activities involved lots of hands-on learning

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue hosted Grand Forks Secondary School (GFSS) students on Friday, May 6, giving the young people a chance to see what the job of a firefighter is really like.

Deputy Fire Chief Richard Piché said that earlier this year he visited a GFSS careers class, and wanted to follow up by offering some hands-on experience.

Students visited several stations at the fire hall, where they learned about different kinds of fires, specialized equipment, the role of paramedics in fire rescue response, and even got a chance for a ride on a crane lift.

Grade 10 students Jordan Alberts and Darby Redfearn said they were interested in the opportunity as it was a new experience, and that they were excited about what they’d learned during the day.

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