Arizona Mentors Provide Work Experience Ad Life Skills

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For Chris Phillips, it's not every day that she gets to sit behind the wheel of a fire engine.

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Chris Phillips gets a hands-on look at a fire engine from Captain Gary Vohs of the Payson Fire Department.

But this week, Phillips and other members of Arizona Mentors were able to learn about being a firefighter thanks to the Payson Fire Department A-shift crew of Engine 121.

Arizona Mentors is an organization that provides real work experience and life skills to people with developmental disabilities.

"We're they only organization operating a sheltered workshop in Payson," said Jamie Porter, program manager for Payson Arizona Mentors.

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Captain Gary Vohs receives a thank-you hug from Chris Phillips.

The organization also operates two local group homes.

For more information about Arizona Mentors, call Program Manager Jamie Porter at (928) 474-5829.

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