03 Jul

My name is Alex Johnson, and as a senior at the Windham Regional Career Center, I chose to build a toy chest that looks like a fire station for my senior project. This project connects two of my Career Center classes, Protective Services: Firefighting and Construction.

This project shows how you can connect two professions that you love. The toy box is painted like a firehouse and also has some interactive parts like a lift-up bench seat with a chalkboard on the bottom, red lights and fire extinguishers.

Firestation Toy Box built by WRCC student


Alex revealed the fire station toy chest he built for his niece and nephew for the first time at Senior Awards Night. His nephew loves it!

I will always miss my Fire Service class because they were like my second family. Through the Fire Service class I have obtained my Fire Fighter 1, First Aid/CPR and AED certifications in addition to Hazardous Materials Operations and Highway Safety certification.

My experience at the Career Center has been overall extremely fun and helpful, and coming to the Career Center made it easier for me to learn. Things that would normally be very difficult for me were much easier because my teachers actually took the time to work with me.

Career Center classes also give you a lot of the training you need to pursue various careers. During my time at the Career Center, I have taken many classes including Protective Services: Fire Service and Law Enforcement, Agriculture and Land Management, Technical Math III and IV, and Technical English III and IV.

I would definitely recommend taking some classes at the Windham Regional Career Center if you haven’t already because it is a great experience and a lot of fun!

Alex graduated in spring 2013.

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