MCC to Use Walmart Community Grant for Student Firefighters
Published on Tuesday, June 14th, 2022
The Health & Public Safety Program at Montgomery Community College has received a $2,000 Walmart Community Grant. In receiving this grant, MCC is part a long history of Walmart’s commitment to giving back to the communities where it operates. MCC is grateful to Walmart Store #2908 in Biscoe, and to the Walmart Community Grants team for its support of MCC’s work in Montgomery County.
MCC will use the Walmart Community Grant funds to purchase materials to create liquid propane training props for the Health & Public Safety Program. MCC welding students will fabricate metal burn pans and a Christmas tree-like stand from pipes and cylinders to distribute flaming propane gas. Student firefighters will use these props to practice fire fighter skills.
“These funds will be helpful in our efforts to expand public safety training in this region,” explains MCC Health & Safety Program Director Greg Taylor. “The Walmart Grant is doubly-beneficial to MCC because two groups of students will benefit. Our welding students will be able to take part in this effort as fabricators, and our firefighting students will use the resulting structures to put out fires.”