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Jones students get early education in life saving with firefighter training
Program igives students skills as firefighters, introduction as first-responders
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Johnson High student Rolando Guerrero does 52 pushups Thursday morning during his time limit as part of a firefighting certification class at Early College @ Jones. If students pass the course, they will be certified to be hired as firemen. - photo by Scott Rogers
Like many little boys growing up in the South, C.J. Chester dreamed of becoming a fireman. “I remember as a kid seeing firetrucks going by every once in awhile,” said Chester. “I always thought, ‘They’ve got to be going to save somebody’s life; they’re going to put out a fire at somebody’s house.’ It was just cool seeing the fire trucks come by. I’ve always wanted to be a firefighter.”