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ATEC receives $7,500 grant for firefighting program
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ATECs fire truck is one of the many resources and firefighting tools which are used by the instructors and students in the newly certified firefighting program. Shown are J.D. McCarley, Region 2 training coordinator for the S.C. Fire Academy; Scott Wiles, deputy fire marshal for Kershaw County; Chris Tidwell, battalion commander for the Camden Fire Department; Chris Jones, volunteer coordinator for the Lugoff Fire Department; ATEC director Gordon Morris and ATEC firefighting instructor Jeff Cooper.
The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) has received a $7,500 grant from the South Carolina State Firefighters Association (SCSFA) for its firefighting program. According to Bryan G. Riebe, recruitment and retention grant coordinator for the SCSFA, “The need is great to reach high school age students and get them interested in fire services. We’ve learned that if you have students involved early they most often will continue to serve their local communities.”