Auto tech learns hands on

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Last Friday not only signaled the end of the week but it also brought Cat Spring volunteer firefighters to Sealy High School with some toys for the automotive technology classes to play with.

Crosby Towing provided two donated vehicles for students to learn how to properly use the jaws of life in order to cut and spread apart pieces of a car to create a safe pathway for riders to exit a damaged car.

Students geared up in the same bunker gear as the Cat Spring VFD and got to work destroying a car the safest way possible.

The firefighters first demonstrated the operation to each class of auto tech and teacher Kenneth Simms, who also volunteers for the Cat Spring Fire Department, noted how awesome it was to see his students perform so well.

“Seeing the students be able to pop open doors, trunks and the hoods was so cool,” Simms said. “Then they cut the roof off, fenders and anything else they could cut or pry on.”

He went on to mention how surprised the students were at the ease of the technology and how well it sliced through each part of the car.

Simms also mentioned that after having so much fun with the project, some of the students began seriously considering becoming a firefighter and will be attending regular meetings on Tuesday nights along with their teacher Simms.

“A huge thanks to the people who donated the vehicles, Cat Spring VFD and Crosby Towing,” Simms stated. “This event could not be possible without their support.”

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