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John Overton uses his whole body to pull the fire hose during training at Fire Station 23. Photo by Paige Wilson

Future firefighter: Palm Coast teen learns hands-on through FPCHS fire academy

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 |

John Overton uses his whole body to pull the fire hose during training at Fire Station 23. Photo by Paige Wilson

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John Overton works to wrap the fire hose back up on Fire Engine 23 after training on Aug. 11. Photo by Paige Wilson

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 |

John Overton works to wrap the fire hose back up on Fire Engine 23 after training on Aug. 11. Photo by Paige Wilson

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John Overton practices hose technique during training on Saturday, Aug. 11. Photo by Paige Wilson

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 |

John Overton practices hose technique during training on Saturday, Aug. 11. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Palm Coast EMT Lt. Jason Wagner teaches John Overton proper hose technique. Photo by Paige Wilson

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 |

Palm Coast EMT Lt. Jason Wagner teaches John Overton proper hose technique. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Water pours out of a fire hydrant outside Fire Station 23 as John Overton works to clear any possible debris that could be in the hydrant before attaching it to the fire hose line. Photo by Paige Wilson

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 |

Water pours out of a fire hydrant outside Fire Station 23 as John Overton works to clear any possible debris that could be in the hydrant before attaching it to the fire hose line. Photo by Paige Wilson

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John Overton sits in Fire Engine 23. Photo by Paige Wilson

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 |

John Overton sits in Fire Engine 23. Photo by Paige Wilson

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John Overton practices a hose technique called an exposure line, which involves wrapping the hose in a circle and sitting on it as a method of extinguishing a fire without burning yourself out. Photo by Paige Wilson

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 |

John Overton practices a hose technique called an exposure line, which involves wrapping the hose in a circle and sitting on it as a method of extinguishing a fire without burning yourself out. Photo by Paige Wilson

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John Overton attaches the fire hose to Fire Engine 23 during training on Aug. 11. Photo by Paige Wilson

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 |

John Overton attaches the fire hose to Fire Engine 23 during training on Aug. 11. Photo by Paige Wilson

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John Overton looks back at the fire engine during fire hose training on Aug. 11. Photo by Paige Wilson

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 |

John Overton looks back at the fire engine during fire hose training on Aug. 11. Photo by Paige Wilson

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John Overton is in his second year of FPCHS' Fire Leadership Academy. Photo by Paige Wilson

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 |

John Overton is in his second year of FPCHS' Fire Leadership Academy. Photo by Paige Wilson

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John Overton works on opening the valves on a fire hydrant during training on Aug. 11. Photo by Paige Wilson

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 |

John Overton works on opening the valves on a fire hydrant during training on Aug. 11. Photo by Paige Wilson

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John Overton, as a kids, poses with fire station memorabilia. Courtesy photo

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 |

John Overton, as a kids, poses with fire station memorabilia. Courtesy photo

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