Local high school students who want to become the next generation of firefighters and paramedics will now be getting a better education, thanks to the Jacksonville Fire-Rescue Department.
The department has donated a fire truck and an ambulance to the A. Philip Randolph Academies of Technology. The magnet high school dedicated the emergency vehicles Tuesday morning.
The school has a number of programs preparing students for careers, including careers as first responders. Until now, students had to wait until after graduation to get hands-on training. Now, they'll be able to use these vehicles to practice their skills while they're still in school.
The Duval County school system offers 32 career academies through its magnet schools.
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