A recent Columbus North High School graduate was honored Tuesday morning during the most recent meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety for his senior project to benefit city firefighters.

Shane Bryant and CFD Chief Mike Compton; photo courtesy of CFD

Shane Bryant and CFD Chief Mike Compton; photo courtesy of CFD

Columbus Fire Department Capt. Mike Wilson says that 17-year-old Shane Bryant created fuel canister holders for all CFD emergency response vehicles. Bryant fabricated 24 aluminum fuel canister holders as a C-4 student at Columbus North after CFD officials approached C-4 students about the project. Wilson says that Bryant, a mid-term graduate, was a student in the Engineering Manufacturing – Welding Technologies program under the instruction of Derik Gratz. He adds that this marks the second occasion that one of Gratz’s students has partnered with a public safety agency for a senior project.

Wilson explains that CFD uses gasoline and other fuels for various rescue tools. He says that the wall mounted canister holders will prevent fuel spills as well as provide easy access for quick use.

Bryant received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Board of Public Works and Safety.