PHOENIX, Ariz. (FOX 10) - The ASU football team got hands on experience with members of the Phoenix Fire Department, learning life-saving skills and given the opportunity to learn about career possibilities after football.
When you consider the careers of football players and firefighters, there may be more similarities than you think. Just ask Larry Subervi with the Phoenix Fire Department.
"We get up in the morning, we train in the morning, we train in the afternoon, we're always learning something and that's exactly what happens on an athletic team, you go to practice for 99% of the time for what you're going to do 1% of the time in the game," said Larry Subervi with Phoenix Fire.
Comradery, trust and fellowship are all staples of football and fighting fires. That's why the recent partnership between ASU Football and Phoenix Fire works so well.
"ASU has done a great job for their student athletes once their playing careers are over if they're not going to the league somewhere else and they're looking for ways for them to transition into civilian world and this is a great way to do it," said Subervi.
The group was split into offensive and defensive players both learning life-saving skills and techniques.
Cohl Cabral, one of ASU's top offensive linemen, agrees this could be a great career option for players to transition to.
"This is something I've thought about for a long time being a firefighter, having friends and family that were so just seeing the background and how guys get into this what their day to day work job is," said Cohl Cabral, ASU offensive lineman.
At the end of the day, whatever career path they choose, an up close experience like this gives them all a greater appreciation for firefighters everywhere.
"Actually just coming out here and getting to see this live experience is pretty cool," said Eno Benjamin, ASU running back.