OSU’s Fire Protection Society builds space for equipment

OSU News Feed –

One of Oklahoma State University’s oldest student organizations is working hard to
improve their program by building a dedicated space to store their donated safety
training equipment.

Members of the Fire Protection Society used donated funds to buy wood, siding and
other materials to create an organized space for their fire protection equipment.
The equipment includes bunker gear, boots, helmets and other tools donated by fire
departments across the state.

“We needed proper storage to be able to get in there and have the proper training,”
said Jacob Hampton, Fire Protection Society president and fire protection and safety
engineering technology senior. “This was a project we were looking forward to completing
for a long time. It’s exciting to have it done and ready for future generations of
the society to use and get the most out of it.”

The Fire Protection Society is one of the oldest student organizations at OSU and
the largest in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT). It
provides students with opportunities in public service, academic and professional
development as well as social interaction with other students in the fire protection
and safety technology program within the college.

“The society helps to bridge the gap between being a student in the program and public
service as a profession,” Hampton said.

The Fire Protection Society started in 1937 as a way for freshmen to integrate into
the fire protection and safety technology department on campus.

“The society has been an important part of OSU’s history,” said Ed Kirtley, assistant
dean of extension for the CEAT. “Students in the society are using their skills and
knowledge to create safer environments for our communities.”

The society has several community service activities each year, including a partnership
with the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign which installs smoke alarms in Stillwater homes.
This year, the society helped install smoke …

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