Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fire Science and the Tour of Duty Ride

The riders with Fire Science Director Travis Ford.
Vol State faculty and students in the Fire Science program met with riders for the “Tour of Duty Ride” earlier this month as they bicycled through Nashville. The ride began in San Diego and will end when the team of bicyclists walks across the Brooklyn Bridge at dawn on September 11. Here is more info from their web site:

Riding through Nashville.
“The riders are made up of four military, four firefighters, and four police from Australia and four military, four firefighters, and four police from the United States. The participants are soldiers, professional fire fighters and police from both nations who are currently on active service and returned from their tour. In addition to their duties, these professionals have been training for this event for over 15 months. They will be cycling across the United States together as one team from two nations. Their efforts will honor the memory of those who gave all, and pay respect to those serving who protect our lives today.”
The riders having fun with American Idol
contestant Bucky Covington.

The Vol State Fire Science students and Director Travis Ford spoke with the riders about their jobs, profession, and the journey from San Diego.

You can track their progress at http://tourofdutyride.com/tracking/ or join them on Facebook at “Tour of Duty Ride.”

For info about the Fire Science program at Vol State visit: www.volstate.edu/firescience

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