The Riverton Parke High School’s Agriculture Power, Structure, and Technology class recently was challenged by the Mecca-Wabash Township Volunteer Fire Department to design and build mobile lockers for its firehouse. 

The fire department, limited on space, was in need of mobile storage closer to the fire trucks in order to hold equipment where it could be utilized in a moments notice, making it quicker and more convenient for the firemen to “suit up” and respond to those in need. 

Adam Tyler’s class accepted the challenge. Members of the class were responsible for designing, figuring needed materials, constructing, and finishing the lockers. Four mobile locker units with four sections each were designed and built so they could be moved easily around the firehouse and placed where needed. 

The project was largely funded by the Mecca-Wabash Township Volunteer Fire Department with remaining costs being funded by the RP Agriculture Department.

“I was very excited to have my class take on this project because it allowed the kids to build something important that will benefit their community,” said Ag teacher Adam Tyler. “They were able to do something special for the brave men and women of the Mecca-Wabash Township Volunteer Fire Department who courageously serve our community 24-7. This was a great hands-on experience for my students, and we look forward to partnering with the Mecca-Wabash Township Volunteer Fire Department for additional projects in the years to come.”