There were fire trucks, ambulances, police and sheriff's cars along with State Police and more but no emergency on Thursday as various agencies participated in a Career Day at the Deep East Texas College & Career Academy at the campus of Jasper High School on Thursday.

The vehicles and equipment was there at the request of the school at the numerous agencies try to entice young people into entering the field of emergency medical services, firefighting, and police work.

The event began at the a Public Service Career Day on Thursday, November 18th, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

DETCCA provides local high school students an opportunity to earn college credit and certificates through courses in Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Technician training, Firefighting, and more.

Participating local school districts included; Burkeville, Jasper, Kirbyville, Newton, Spurger, and Woodville.

One of the organizers of the event, Beech Grove Fire Chief Jamie Gunter and others thanked everyone for attending and said that there was a lot of interest generated by the event.