Washington County Department of Health and Human Services awarded Banks students on Tuesday, April 3.

COURTESY PHOTO: BANKS FIRE DISTRICT -        A group of Banks High School students have received an award from Washington County for their work to learn about the work of firefighters.

Students in Banks High School's Fire Science program were awarded the 2018 Emerging Public Health Leader award by Washington County Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday, April 3.

Meeting two to three days per week at Banks Fire District No. 13, the students earned college credit by learning fire, rescue and medical response practices, according to Banks Fire Executive Assistant, Deanna Friedman. Students also gained experience in public speaking, interviewing, resume writing, and public service in general, she said.

"Banks Fire District #13, Banks High School, and the NW Regional Education Service District are extremely proud of the 22 students in Fire Science I and II and the dedication they have shown to the program," Friedman said.

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