AUSTIN, Texas — Students at Burnet High School are building a rehab trailer to help out local first-responders.

  • Burnet High School students build rehab center
  • The center will aid first responders when they're out in the field
  • Restrooms, storage space, air-conditioning will be built in

The trailer, donated by J Bar Contractors, will be converted into a mobile rehab trailer, complete with restrooms, an air-conditioned area powered by a generator.

Inside, there will be seats, outlets, a radio, and coolers with food and water.

"I thought it was something that the kids need to show that they give back to the community and also the men and women that risk their lives," Burnet High Instructor, Brandon Evans said.

The idea came from last summer's fires. Many firefighters turned to the community for help with water and other essential items to keep them going.

"We saw how much help that the local firefighters and emergency responders were needing and we thought this was a good way to give back," said Abraham Santillan with J Bar Contractors. "Basically, they will be able to call us at a moment's notice and we will be able to haul it out there. We are hoping to serve the Hill Country as much as possible."

The project will likely be finished in Spring 2019.