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SLVFD Participates in Pre-Prom Mock DWI Crash at Saranac Lake High School
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By SLVFD News Room
May 11, 2018

Prom and graduation are meant to be a time of celebration. Sometimes bad choices can have fatal consequences. Decisions such as drinking and driving, texting while driving, and speed can be deadly. That is the message we are hoping to relay today to students at the Saranac Lake High School.

Participants in todays drill included, The Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department, The Saranac Lake Police, The Saranac Lake Volunteer Rescue Squad, The Franklin County Coroners Office, Clinton County Stop DWI, and 5 student actors who acted as victims of todays mock crash.

The scenario included a head on collision with 5 victims. Of the victims 2 were extricated using jaws of life, 1 was ejected through a windshield and deceased, and 1 was processed and arrested for DWI. All of the victims were dressed in prom regalia, and fully made up with realistic looking injuries. The actual drill was conducted in front of approximately 190 Saranac Lake High School Juniors and Seniors and was completed in as real conditions as possible. The students were able to hear the moans, the dispatch, and radio communication. They were able to see the response, the extrication, the body removal, and the arrest of the DWI driver. It was as realistic as possible.

Upon completion of the drill the students were ushered into the auditorium where they heard very powerful and emotional testimony from local parents who were generous enough to speak of recent tragedies where they lived through every parents nightmare, the loss of a child.

It is our sincere hope that our efforts today resonate with these youth in a way that helps keep them safe from bad driving decisions.

We would like to congratulate this years seniors in their time of celebration, and we hope all the students have a wonderful prom. We ask you to please stay safe.

SLVFD and SLVRS work together to extricate victims during mock DWI crash.
SLVFD and SLVRS work together to extricate victims during mock DWI crash.
SLVRS members assessing a student actor who was simulated ejected through a windshield.  This actor played the part of the deceased victim.
SLVRS members assessing a student actor who was simulated ejected through a windshield. This actor played the part of the deceased victim.
 
SLVFD firefighters stand by with a hose line in case a vehicle catches fire with victims inside.
SLVFD firefighters stand by with a hose line in case a vehicle catches fire with victims inside.
SLVFD Firefighters stabilizing/cribbing a vehicle .
SLVFD Firefighters stabilizing/cribbing a vehicle .
 
SLVFD firefighters using tools such as the Jaws of Life to extricate student actors.
SLVFD firefighters using tools such as the Jaws of Life to extricate student actors.
SLVFD and SLVRS work together to extricate victims during mock DWI crash.
SLVFD and SLVRS work together to extricate victims during mock DWI crash.
 
An SLVFD Firefighter places cribbing to secure a vehicle
An SLVFD Firefighter places cribbing to secure a vehicle
SLVFD members assisting the Franklin County Coroners Office with removal of simulated deceased student actor.
SLVFD members assisting the Franklin County Coroners Office with removal of simulated deceased student actor.
 
SLVFD members assisting the Franklin County Coroners Office with removal of simulated deceased student actor.
SLVFD members assisting the Franklin County Coroners Office with removal of simulated deceased student actor.
SLVRS members load a victim into an ambulance.
SLVRS members load a victim into an ambulance.
 
SLVRS attends to an accident victim during mock DWI crash.
SLVRS attends to an accident victim during mock DWI crash.
A student actor is arrested for DWI following an accident which resulted in simulated serious injuries and a fatality of a fellow student.
A student actor is arrested for DWI following an accident which resulted in simulated serious injuries and a fatality of a fellow student.
 
SLVFD and SLVRS members load a victim into an ambulance.
SLVFD and SLVRS members load a victim into an ambulance.
An SLPD officer administers a roadside sobriety test of driver.
An SLPD officer administers a roadside sobriety test of driver.
 
Franklin County Coroner Ronald Keough arrives on scene of mock DWI crash.
Franklin County Coroner Ronald Keough arrives on scene of mock DWI crash.
 




 

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Gifford Hosler May 12, 2018 at 7:33 PM
Excellent job everyone. Wish could have been there to participate.



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