Honolulu Community College and Hawaiʻi Community College have received retired fire trucks from Honolulu Fire Department (HFD). The donations also included other firefighting equipment, such as ladders, nozzles, adapters, lights, axes and chain saws.
Honolulu CC’s fire truck will be used by fire science students to practice deploying hose lines for water supply and fire attacks. The truck will also transport student firefighters and their equipment to practice search and rescue operations. Fire science is among the most popular majors at both campuses. Honolulu CC averages about 200 students a year and there are more than a hundred current majors at Hawaiʻi CC.
The donated fire trucks are also helping more than one program. Diesel mechanics students at both campuses will provide upkeep and maintenance of the vehicles to ensure the education of the state’s future firefighters.