New fire truck is a resource for MCCTC students

A new fire truck has been added to the firefighting program at Mahoning County Career and Technical Center.


CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – There is a new learning tool at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center for high school students and adults studying firefighting.

The newest addition to the program is a fire truck, which the school bought from the city of North Canton.

The fire truck is an upgrade from the truck it had before.

It’s used for hands-on training exercises for students and some community fire departments.

“I’m a hands-on learner. I’m not good with using the textbook, and being able just to go from the classroom to our lab makes it a lot more fun and easier for me to learn,” said Natalie Susor, a Jackson Milton senior.

“Getting out of the classroom and actually doing it is totally different, so the students have a great appreciation for what fire service is,” said MCCTC fire instructor Tom O’Hara.

The school says the fire truck will be a classroom training tool for another ten to twelve years. It has to be tested every year to meet National Fire Protection Association standards.

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