Eighth Grade Students visit Town of Stanley to Learn about Public Safety Careers

In partnership with Gaston County Schools and the Gaston Regional Chamber, the Stanley Fire Department and Stanley Police Department served as host for eighth grade students from Stanley Middle School and Mount Holly Middle School. Students learned about career opportunities in fire service and law enforcement. Fire Marshall, Rusty Graham talked with students about the wide variety of careers available in a Fire Department and the importance of volunteers. Deputy Chief, Ashley Price, explained thermal imaging with a demonstration. Officer Myers, Officer Curfman and Captain Smith of the Stanley Police Department spoke with students about the importance of law enforcement and offered demonstrations including locating fingerprints and collecting evidence.

Stanley Middle School students visit the Stanley Fire Department to hear about careers in public safety.

Students learn about thermal imaging and the importance of science.

Students learn from Captain Smith about forensic science and how it helps the Police Department solve cases.

Officer Curfman explains the importance of education and the training involved in becoming a Police Officer.

Fire Marshall, Rusty Graham and Deputy Fire Chief, Ashley Price, give students the opportunity to try on gear.

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