The Middle/Elementary School Robotics Club at the Banks Fire District 13 headquarters. Photo: Chas Hundley
Banks Elementary and Middle School Robotics Club
The Banks Middle School and Elementary School Robotics Club presented a small robotic prototype — made from legos — to members of the Banks Fire District 13 board of directors at their monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 8.
The students designed a mobile wildfire shelter featuring a number of design elements to improve survival rates for firefighters trapped when flames overtake them while on the job.
“It has oxygen tanks in the cab so people don’t die,” said one student, explaining the mobile shelter’s standalone features designed to isolate firefighters from lethal conditions.
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