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10/19/2020 11:31:00 AM
Learning what it takes to be a firefighter
Chris Remling, a senior at Stewartville High School, left, is taking the firefighting I and II classes during the 2020-21 school year. Hunter Olson, also a senior, completed the course in 2019-20.
Chris Remling, a senior at Stewartville High School, left, is taking the firefighting I and II classes during the 2020-21 school year. Hunter Olson, also a senior, completed the course in 2019-20.
Still in their teens, students at Stewartville High School are learning what it takes to be a firefighter.
Six students have taken or are taking the firefighting I and II classes offered through Riverland Community College, including three who took the classes in 2019-20 and three more taking them for 2020-21.
Captain Caleb Feine of the Rochester Fire Department started the program, now in its second year. As the lead instructor, he said the course is designed to give high school students real-life job experience to see if firefighting is something they'd like to pursue after high school.
"It's a college-level course, so the students are accruing college credits should they go on to pursue post-secondary endeavors," Feine said...
For more on this story pick up your copy of the Oct. 20 Stewartville STAR.





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