Student to the Rescue!


During training, a coolant filter ruptured on one our vehicles leaving our students and instructor Pat Reeves in the Barstow desert. Pat called our regular towing and repair company and they said, “[We] can’t get one till the next day.”

“We’re out in the desert,” described Pat, “running out of options.” To top it all off, it was a hot day in July. “I would have had to gotten a tow,” Pat said. So he decided to call recent graduate and soldier Levi Busch. “He just lived five minutes away from where we broke down.”

“I got a call from Pat,” said Levi, “They were stranded by Yermo… grabbed my tools and went out.” Levi drove Pat down to a store on the other side of town and found the filter in question. Levi had the right set of tools and the problem was taken care of in a quick minute. “It’s no problem, I wanted to get the truck working… It’s taking time from the students too.” In a nutshell, he said, “Anytime for Pat!” The vehicle was back in running order and students went on to train with Pat once again.

Pat told us that Levi received the highest DMV score among his classmates during his testing day. We want to share our appreciation with Levi for coming out to help us when our students and our instructor were running out of options. Once again, thanks Levi!