Columbus Fire Department
Columbus North High School graduate Shane Bryant, 17, fulfilled his high school senior project requirement by creating fuel canister holders for all Columbus Fire Department emergency response vehicles. Bryant fabricated 24 aluminum fuel canister holders as a C-4 student at Columbus North High School. Bryant, who graduated at mid-term, works for Noblitt Fabricating Inc. in Columbus. Bryant was a student in the Engineering Manufacturing – Welding Technologies program under the instruction of Derik Gratz. According to Mr. Gratz, this was the second occasion that one of his students has partnered with a public safety agency for a senior project.
The Columbus Fire Department uses gasoline and gas/oil mixture fuels for various rescue tools. The wall mounted canister holders will prevent fuel spills as well as provide easy access for quick use. The purchase price for a fuel canister holder through a vendor is estimated at $100. “We are very impressed with the work of this 17 year old young man,” said Chief Mike Compton, “Shane used his talents to produce a high quality appliance for our equipment at a minimal cost to the City.” Chief Compton added that the department provided the raw materials for Shane’s project.
Shane was recognized at today’s Board of Public Works and Safety Meeting at City Hall.