The Moreno Valley Fire Department recently hosted Fire Day for the M.A.P.P.E.D. interns to teach the students about how the City provides fire service to its residents.
M.A.P.P.E.D., which is short for the Mayor’s Apprenticeship Program Promoting Employment Development, provides high school students of all abilities with support, training, and work experience to help them excel after high school.
The 12-week program is designed for students with mild to moderate special needs, are English learners, or who come from a lower socio-economic status.
Participants are students in the Moreno Valley Unified School District currently participating in the district’s school to work transition program. Students who successfully complete the program will receive up to a $500 stipend depending on the number of work hours completed.
Fire Day included a hands-on demonstration with rescue equipment used by firefighters and an overview of a fire engine, squad, and truck. Students were also given the opportunity to ask firefighters questions.