Cambrian students donate training apparatus to Espanola firefighters 

By Rosalind Russell – Cambrian College’s Espanola students donated some unique pieces of training apparatus to the Espanola Volunteer Firefighters yesterday. 

Cambrian’s Rebeka Robin says Try a Trade students, in partnerships with A10 Fabrication, Home Hardware and the fire department, built a collapsible wall system that will be used in training local firefighters in search and rescue in a building setting.  

She adds a few of the students were able to dress in firefighter gear and go through the process of how to rescue an individual from inside a building. 

Fire Chief Mike Pichor extended a thank you to the sponsors for providing materials and training assistance with the system, which will now be stored at the fire hall for ongoing training purposes.

Photos: Try and Trade students from Cambrian College built this training apparatus and donated it to the Espanola Volunteer Firefighters for their training in search and rescue inside a building setting. Front Row, Henry Girard, instructor and volunteer firefighter, Rebeka Robin with Cambrian College, Rob McKechnie, the owner of Espanola Home Hardware who donated all the wood supplies and screws, Marc Benoit, the town of A10 Fabrication that donated the welded pieces, members of the Espanola Volunteer Firefighters, and the students; Sabrina Wahsquonaikezhik, Craig Gagnon, Cameron Caicco, Andrew Schouten, back row: Kelsey Brandown, Riley Ferridge, Miles Gendron and Calum Lendrum. Photos by Rosalind Russell

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