On June 5, 2014 the Chester Basin Volunteer Fire Department conducted a simulated emergency response to a single vehicle motor vehicle collision 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 patient trapped in the vehicle. Recovery was made of another patient that had been ejected from the vehicle. Very dramatic moments included prononcing the patients dead at scene and the RCMP providing notification to the next of kin. A scene which really struck home with all, was the removal of the " fatalities " in body bags.
Wendy Rafuse of the Chester Basin Fire Department made an excellent presentation on the deadly reprecussions of driving while impaired due to alcohol or drugs. The RCMP discussed the criminality and penalties of impaired driving.
Members from the Chester, New Ross and Western Shore Volunteer Fire Departments and representatives of the Municipality of the District of Chester assisted in this important safety event. Paramedics from EHS kindly assisted in patient care and transport.
The Safe Grad representatives for the Forest Heights Community School expressed their sincere appreciation for the presentations and demonstrations and the important safety messages for the graduating students.
Thanks to all for their great efforts at this important event. To view a complete presenation of the day's event please click on the Safe Grad 2014 Link.
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