Beaufort County students train with firefighters

BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) - Some lowcountry high school students in the firefighting program were evaluated by firefighters at the Bluffton Township Fire Districts training center on Tuesday.

Bluffton and May River High School students got the chance to experience the burn room, and learned about the different phases of fire. They were also put to the test by using a hose and fighting a fire.

"They let the smoke pick up all the way to the ceiling where you couldn't see anything, they close all the doors so you're in complete total darkness," said Cal Shanks, a senior at May River High. "The only thing you see is the little pieces of flames throwing at you, it got really hot really warm really quick."

12 students took part in the evaluations today.

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