Maxwell High School of Technology’s Fire Services Program recently received a $1,000 donation by Tom Gardner, the owner of GHD Corporation in Norcross. Garner, a fire protection engineer and the current President of the Greater Atlanta Fire Protection Engineers Association, is a long-time supporter of Maxwell’s Fire Services Program.
Gary LaPrad, a Fire Services teacher at the school, is thankful for the time and attention Gardner gives the program and its students, He adds, “I am very happy to have members of our community actively participating in the fire program. Mr. Gardner serves on the Fire Services Advisory Board and has graciously given his time and resources over the past few years,” LaPrad said.
Dr. Jeff Hall, the principal at Maxwell High, is excited about the future and Gardner’s involvement with the program and students moving forward. “We are grateful for Mr. Gardner’s support. His generous donation will certainly benefit our students in the classroom and will allow us to purchase equipment and clothing that will help prepare students for the future,” Dr. Hall said.