CTE students build training models for fire departments.

November 25, 2019

Correy Lemmer works on the project.

CTE students build training models for fire departments.


By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

West Shore School News is a presentation of the West Shore Educational Service District.

AMBER TOWNSHIP — Students in the West Shore Educational Service District’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) building trades classes are learning their skills as craftspeople but also learning to serve their community as well. For the past few weeks, some of the students have been building dollhouses that will serve as training tools for Mason County fire departments.

Instructor Aaron Tarsa said he was approached by Mason County Emergency Management Coordinator Liz Reimink about building the houses. The houses will be lit on fire by firefighters so they can observe the characteristics of fire and smoke. The county had received a grant to cover the material.

Student Corey Lemmer, a senior at Ludington High School, said the project presented some challenges. The students used floor plans but needed to make modifications specific to the purpose of the houses.

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