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During the summer of 2016, VISIONS Northern Passage students worked in partnership with the Northern Cheyenne Fire Department in Montana. The teens completed a 32’ x 40’ garage that will house the Green Buffalo Fire Truck, serving Muddy Creek District and residents between the towns of Lame Deer and Busby.

Work included installing fire-blocking and top plates to existing walls, building framing for a fourth wall using miter saws, hammers, drills, and a hammer drill, and completing construction of the fourth wall.

The department serves a small population, who are spread over a very large area. They are often first responders to emergencies in and around much of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. The extra hands and energy provided by VISIONS summer volunteers helps them provide a higher level of service to the community.

Interested in some real service and adventure in Montana this summer? VISIONS has programs available to middle school and high school students. Check out our Montana programs page for more information. Ready to dig in? Apply today!