Fire dept. donates rig, equipment to fire science students
The truck will be used to practice deploying hose lines; they also received a 10-foot ladder, nozzles, adapters, lights, a tool for forcible entry and chain saws
HONOLULU, Hawaii — Future firefighters have new tools to help with their training, thanks to two big donations from the Honolulu Fire Department.
Students in Honolulu Community College’s Fire and Environmental Emergency Response program received a retired fire truck from HFD Thursday morning. The donation included firefighting equipment, such as a 10-foot ladder, multiple nozzles, adapters, lights, a tool for forcible entry and chain saws.
The truck will be used by fire science students to practice deploying hose lines for water supply and fire attacks. It will also transport student firefighters and their equipment for search and rescue operations. Students will learn to extinguish fires, carry and raise ladders to second stories and haul up tools and equipment using ropes and knots.