In January 2020, the CHC Fire Academy began making arrangements to transfer ownership of a 1991 Beck Fire Engine to Yucaipa High School for use in its Fire Science Program. The engine, a gift to CHC in January 2017 from the City of Yucaipa and CAL FIRE, is a first for the YHS program. Fire Science courses taught at the high school articulate to the college so that students can receive credit for Crafton’s Fire 100 and 101 classes upon completion of similar classes at Yucaipa High.
The CHC Fire Academy received two engines from the City of Fontana earlier this year, enabling them to make this donation to the high school. Although the transfer was approved January, the delivery of the engine was delayed due the Pandemic. Josh Simon, a CHC Fire Academy Alumnus who teaches the fire courses at YHS, received the pink slip and drove the engine to its new home on September 3.