A co-operative venture between Okanagan College and the Vernon Fire Department is being declared a success.
Twelve students in the college’s entry-level carpentry/joinery class constructed custom cabinets for the Predator Ridge fire hall.
“We just can’t thank the students and instructors at Okanagan College enough for their contribution to our fire hall,” said Keith Green, Vernon fire chief.
“Station three (Predator Ridge) has been operational since the spring but the upstairs area was left unfinished. The students’ handiwork will make the station more functional and will be in our fire station for a long time.
“Having these beautiful custom-made cabinets is so great for our members and we are so grateful to the students for their support,” said Green.
One of the students who took a lead role in the project was Julia Braun.
“It gave us a real life perspective and understanding of what it will be like doing this kind of work out in the real world,” said Braun.
“It’s really cool to be involved in a community project because you feel more invested in your work and it increases the value of a project.”