On the morning of June 7, 2012 the Chester Basin Volunteer Fire Department conducted a simulated emergency response to a motor vehicle accident as part of the Safe Grad events at the Forest Height Community School. Approximately 100 Grade 12 students participated and had the opportunity of observing our firefighters triage the victims, stabilize the vehicle and then extricate the patients trapped in the vehicle. Hydraulic cutters and spreaders were used to cut the vehicle's posts allowing access to the patients.
The RCMP discussed the criminality and penalties of impaired driving and " arrested " the driver on scene. Important safety messages were discussed with the students. Members from the Chester, New Ross and Western Shore Volunteer Fire Department and representatives of the Municipality of the District of Chester assisted in this important safety event. Four of our graduating students volunteered to be the " victims". Paramedics from EHS kindly assisted in patient care and transport.
Anne Walker, Safe Grad representative for the Forest Heights Community School expressed her appreciation for the demonstration and the important safety messages for the graduating students.
Thanks to all for their great efforts at this important event. Please visit the Chester Basin Photogallery at www.chesterfire.ca for more photos of the safe grad demonstration.
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