Howell Students Tear Apart Old School in Firefighter Cadet Training
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Howell Students Tear Apart Old School in Firefighter Cadet Training
March 25, 2017
By Lauren Slagter | lslagter@mlive.com 


HOWELL, MI
- A group of Howell students had the rare opportunity to rip apart a school, and it was even part of a class assignment.

Students in Howell High School's Firefighters Academy spent the morning of Friday, March 24, breaking down doors, breaching walls and pulling hoses into a former Livingston Education Service Agency school building.

The training simulated forced-entry scenarios firefighters could enter encounter when trying to access a burning building. The vacant school building on the southeast side of the Livingston Educational Service Agency is slated for demolition on Monday. 

The Firefighters Academy provides students who are interested in a career in firefighting with the training required to take the state firefighter's exam. Several former cadets have gone on to work for local fire agencies. The Howell program also served as the model for the Detroit Fire Department/Detroit Public Schools fire academy that launched in 2015.