Green Township Fire & EMS is donating one of its old fire engines to Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.
The truck will be used to help train students in the college’s fire service technology program.
The township recently purchased a new fire truck and has downsized its fleet. Township trustees approved a resolution to donate one of the department’s old trucks — a 22-year-old, front-line pumper — to Cincinnati State.
Green Township serves as an internship site for Cincinnati State fire service students, and one of its assistant chiefs is a graduate of the program.
Cincinnati State President O’dell M. Owens said the college will put the gift to good, and immediate, use.
“Hands-on education is a big part of what makes Cincinnati State special,” Owens said. “We rely on our community partners and we’re tremendously grateful for this type of support.”
Learning to drive a fire truck is part of the mandated state curriculum taught during fire training at Cincinnati State, which prepares students to enter a workforce that supplies nearly 50 fire stations in Greater Cincinnati.
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