HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Students at one Henderson County school got the chance to see what it's like to be a firefighter. It was definitely a hands-on lesson.
Chase, a senior at North Henderson High, got a chance to operate a fire extinguisher for the first time as part of the intro to an automotive technologies class.
"It's an awesome experience to do. I like it, it's pretty cool," he said.
He said the experience will be useful if he's ever in an emergency situation.
His classmate, sophomore Brianna, agreed.
"Well, I've been put in the situation where my brother, when he was younger, caught the house on fire, and I didn't know what to do. So, it's like an experience so you know what to do in those types of situations," Brianna said.
In addition to the hands-on activities, the students also learned about the types of fires and how they react to fuel and oxygen. The course was taught by members of the Dana Fire and Rescue Training Division.