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[Share]Published: January 30, 2014

FDNY HS Students Host Community Fair

FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety alumnus and FDNY EMT Derrick Henderson, right, took the blood pressure of fellow alumnus Charles Johnson during the Community Health and Life Safety Fair.
FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety alumnus and FDNY EMT Derrick Henderson, right, took the blood pressure of fellow alumnus Charles Johnson during the Community Health and Life Safety Fair.

It was an evening of learning for more than 170 people at the FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety in November as FDNY Prep Class students hosted a Community Health and Life Safety Fair.

FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety students, from left, Triston Brown, Marcos Sanchez and Jonathan Valentin distributed fire safety information to attendees at the Community Health and Life Safety Fair.
FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety students, from left, Triston Brown, Marcos Sanchez and Jonathan Valentin distributed fire safety information to attendees at the Community Health and Life Safety Fair.

Thanks to the efforts of 30 seniors and five alumni students, attendees were able to complete blood pressure screenings and join the Bone Marrow Registry, as well as receive important health, fitness and safety information during the fair.

FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety students Tyquan Dockery, left, and Quadir Huff, were all smiles during the Community Health and Life Safety Fair. Standing with the students, from left, are FDNY EMT and FDNY High School Instructor Brandon Mahon and FDNY High School Coordinator Erick Green.
FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety students Tyquan Dockery, left, and Quadir Huff, were all smiles during the Community Health and Life Safety Fair. Standing with the students, from left, are FDNY EMT and FDNY High School Instructor Brandon Mahon and FDNY High School Coordinator Erick Green.

The event was part of a project-based learning assignment in the school’s FDNY Prep Class, which required the students to plan, organize and execute the entire fair. During the 11-week process, the high schoolers learned about the importance of leadership, teamwork, networking, event planning, community outreach and more.

FDNY EMTs and FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety alumni, clockwise, Malaysia Wheeless, Christopher Parente, Ezequiel Rodriguez, Jose Pacheco, and Derrick Henderson were all smiles after completing blood pressure screenings during the Community Health and Life Safety Fair. Standing with the EMTs is FDNY Chief of EMS Training Ann Fitton.
FDNY EMTs and FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety alumni, clockwise, Malaysia Wheeless, Christopher Parente, Ezequiel Rodriguez, Jose Pacheco, and Derrick Henderson were all smiles after completing blood pressure screenings during the Community Health and Life Safety Fair. Standing with the EMTs is FDNY Chief of EMS Training Ann Fitton.

The high school, housed in Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, is a small thematic school that educates students from 9th to 12th grade while introducing them to careers as firefighters, paramedics and EMTs.

Learn more about the FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety.

 

 

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