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Fire Science Program Unveils New Truck

Fire Science Program Unveils New TruckLSC-Kingwood’s fire science program unveiled its new fire truck during the January in-service.

According to Jason DeVries, the six person emergency vehicle is equipped with six self-contained breathing apparatus, hydraulic rescue tools, and an on board electric generator. The fire truck was purchased under the Perkins Grant. It will be housed at the Harris County Fire and Sheriff Training Academy in Atascocita.

“We purchased this vehicle as a tool to instruct the fire students in a fire truck that they would actually use in a fire station today,” DeVries said.

Additional features on the truck include 2,000 feet of hose, gas and electric fans, rescue and chain saws, scene lights, and nozzles. This is the program’s first fire truck and it was bought in December 2014.

LSC-Kingwood’s fire science program is designed to meet the increasing need for firefighting services in Houston and Harris and Montgomery counties. Students will learn the skills needed to become a state certified firefighter through the study of specific techniques while working with trained professionals at Porter Fire Department and the Harris County Fire Marshal Office in Atascocita.

For more information on the fire science program, visit http://www.lonestar.edu/fire-science-dept-kingwood.htm.

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For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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LSC-Kingwood’s fire science program showed off its new fire truck during in-service. Proudly displaying the vehicle are Jason DeVries, director and fire science professor, and Jim Stubbs, dean of the Fire Science, Letters, Art and Kinesiology (FLAK) department.