New Intern Starts at the Fire Department
Release date: Friday, June 4, 2010
Matthew Laker, a resident and a student at Harper College, will begin his internship with the Hanover Park Fire Department on June 1, 2010. As part of the Fire Science Technology program at Harper College, students spend 8 weeks with a local fire department learning the essential skills required to become a firefighter. Interns are also required to complete a project based on a need within their assigned department. Matthew's father is a Streamwood Firefighter/Paramedic.
Matthew is not the first intern to ride with the Hanover Park Fire Department. Hanover Park has been accepting interns from Harper and Eastern Kentucky University for the past few years. Last year, Andrew Holcolm, a student from Eastern Kentucky University, took his completed project on Geographical Identification System (GIS) back to school and presented it to two different organizations, one in Morehead, Kentucky and one in Greenville, South Carolina, where it was a huge success. Andrew stated that, "The audience at both was impressed with the project as well as with the Hanover Park Fire Department for their continued efforts for research in the fire service."