VIDEO: A group from one of West Texas A&M University's mechanical engineering classes Monday unveiled a device designed and built for the Randall County Fire Department as their spring project.
Developed as a project over the 16-week class, the device is designed to make rolling up a fire hose after a fire become less time and manpower consuming. In most cases, the winding up and squeezing of water out of the hoses takes a few men to do the operation and, many times, is done after many hours of work on a fire site. WT Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Fisseha Alemayehu, said the class called advanced mechanics and design is all about students putting their classwork into implementing actual designs.
He said that with many limitations, especially time, his class stepped up and created a beneficial device that would be used in the community.