Blue Ash Fire Department donates $150,000 in SCBA equipment to Great Oaks

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(June 3, 2020 - Blue Ash)

The City of Blue Ash Fire Department has donated more than $150,000 in self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) to Great Oaks for use in its adult Fire Academy and high school Firefighting/EMS programs.

“The Blue Ash Fire Department and Great Oaks have had a longstanding partnership. We routinely choose Great Oaks students when we have job openings,” said Blue Ash Fire Chief Chris Theders. “We are glad to make this donation, which will put modern equipment into the hands of future firefighters.”

Eleven current Blue Ash firefighters received their training at Great Oaks.

The donation, which included 18 SCBA units, 45 bottles for air, and 60 masks, was picked up on Wednesday by Great Oaks staff.

“This donation by the Blue Ash Fire Department is another great event in our partnership, while providing the best equipment possible to our students during training. These SCBA ensure our students have access to advanced equipment in preparation to serve our communities as firefighters and EMTs,” said Great Oaks Fire Safety Supervisor Johnny Mason.

The equipment became available for donation after the Blue Ash Fire Department upgraded their equipment.

Great Oaks Career Campuses, a public career-technical school district, provides career training for high school students and adults in over 30 career fields, including firefighting and emergency medical services.