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Garden City Fire Department donates fire truck to Savannah Tech

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GARDEN CITY, GA (WTOC) -

After a big donation from Garden City, students at Savannah Technical College now have a new learning tool.

Tuesday, this retired fire engine was donated to give hands-on training opportunities to STC Fire Science students. The fully functional 1979 Ford served Garden City citizens for more than 35 years.

In exchange for the donation, the college is facilitating two promotional assessment centers for the fire department during the next two years.

"Giving them the hands-on aspect and their own firetruck to train on will help prepare them to get a job and when these chiefs hire them for their departments and go to serve the community, they're ready to hit the ground running,” said STC Fire Science Department Head Tony Faust.

Faust says the program is comprised of high schoolers, military members and more.

Its schedule utilizes the mini-term format, enabling students to obtain their Fire Science Degree in just one year.

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