Her name is Hailey Jones. She is one of the new fire science residents at Butler Community College.
Hailey graduated from Elk Valley High School in 2015 and has been wanting to join this program since her sophomore year in high school.
Since she started in her local department at the age of 12, she’s been looking at colleges to go to for fire science. She decided Butler was the one for her.
Hailey’s father had joined their local department when they first moved to Kansas and she followed in suit. She helped start a Fire Explorer program so others her age could join too.
After looking at colleges like Hutch and KCKCC, she decided that she should look at Butler too. And, it’s a good thing she did because she fell in love with it and this program.
Haily is on C shift at station 2. She works with Lt. Jack Zimmerman and Firefighter Quentin Sage and she enjoys every shift she has with them.
After this program she hopes to be hired on at Wichita Fire, or somewhere like El Dorado. She plans to continue her education and become a Fire Investigator. Hailey says, “I am so glad for this program and appreciate El Dorado Fire for letting us residents be able to learn hands on a work with them.”