University student firefighters in Louisiana help protect their fellow students

  • Source: Houma Today
  • Published: 09/24/2019 12:00 AM

In addition to their textbooks and classwork, Nicholls State University students Ira Bourg and Landon Woolridge always carry their pagers to class with them. The small radios let these students know when it’s time to take action on their other role as firefighters with the Thibodaux Volunteer Fire Department. They’re two members of the 2-year-old Nicholls Student Firefighter Association on campus, which has about 30 active members. “We like to say we are normal students, but we do extraordinary things,” said Bourg, the vice president of the association. Last Thursday, the pair were part of the association’s first time helping the university’s safety offices conduct a fire drill in one of the campus apartments. The drill’s team was completely made up of students and arrived in a truck decorated with a Nicholls banner.


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