City of Greenville Assists Greenville Tech

SEPTEMBER 6, 2012

City of Greenville Assists Greenville Tech



The City of Greenville has given two used fire trucks to Greenville Technical College's Fire Service Technology program.  The two pumpers will be used to train students on the safe, proper and effective use of equipment commonly used in fire fighting operations. 

Steve Kovalcik, Greenville City Fire Chief, said, "although these vehicles have reached the end of the emergency service lifecycle, they are still of value as they will help to train our next generation of fire fighters"...  "It's the right thing to do." 

In accepting the vehicles, Philip Hill, Assistant Dean of Technologies,  was grateful, saying, "This equipment will add to our capabilities to provide life-like training that will prepare students for work in the increasingly complex discipline of fire services."  The Fire Service Technology program at the Brashier Campus of Greenville Tech has 24 students in the basic program and 40 students pursuing an associate degree.
 
In photo: Steve Kovalcik (on left), Fire Chief, City of Greenville, gives vehicle titles to Philip Hill (on right), Assistant Dean of Technologies, Greenville Technical College.