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To the rescue

Student firefighters learn difficult training maneuvers
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Mason Ayles
James Boettcher trains in the teacher parking lot during a Saturday session. This is the first year for the high school to have a firefighter program.

Student firefighters have been hard at work learning new skills, with rescues involving a downed firefighter and auto crash extractions happening over the last few weeks. Navigating themselves under a fire truck to rescue someone was a challenge.  

 “We were practicing removing a downed firefighter from a blacked-out and confined space,” junior Tristen Johnson said. “Firefighters were pushed to their limits and had to go through small and tight spaces to extricate a firefighter.” 

 While the training was a challenge, students had fun. 

 “One of my favorite things during the blackout drill was figuring out ways to go under the fire truck and save the downed firefighter,” freshman Kaden Farmer said. “We were pushed to our limits.” 

 Students also spent a Saturday earlier ths month in the school parking lot learning how to extricate someone trapped in a wreck. 

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Jaxon Hardin, Reporter
My name is Jaxon Hardin. I like to play football and to read sometimes - it depends on the book. Other than that I like to cook at home and make different foods and desserts and sometimes play video games when I’m not busy or don’t have homework. My favorite food is a recipe I made myself, Shrimp Cajun Pasta. I also love to work out and work on myself, I enjoy being physically active and involved in sports. I'm even planning on going to a bodybuilding competition in late October, and I'm hoping I win because I heard you can get money for winning and I wouldn’t mind that. 
Mason Ayles, Reporter
I am 17 years old, I enjoy playing video games and learning about random things in my free time. My favorite food is mac and cheese. I am involved in journalism, UIL academics, Speech and Debate, Theatre and FCCLA, and I am an avid learner.