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Photo and Caption March 28, 2008, Laura Schuler, C-T

CAPTION - A crowd of Grand River Technical School students, teachers and administrators watched a Life Flight Eagle helicopter take off west of the school this (Friday) morning just after a mock victim was extricated from a crashed car with the Jaws of Life and the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services during the annual mock accident scene and fly-in organized by the GRTS' SkillsUSA chapter. Organizers say the goal of the event, which was held in the morning and afternoon, was designed to raise awareness of consequences of drinking and driving.

SkillsUSA Mock Accident/Fly-In

Grand River Technical School's chapter of SkillsUSA will be hosting a "Mock Accident/Fly-In" on Friday March, 28th. Chillicothe Medical Services will respond to the "scene of an automobile accident" involving a couple of members of the SkillsUSA club. The "victims" will be extricated from the vehicle, provided medical assistance, and flown out in Life Flight Eagle (in the AM session) and Life Net (in the PM session). Following the demonstration, Chief of Police Rick Knouse will address the students on the hazards of driving under the influence. Students will also have the opportunity to experience the devastating effects of alcohol/drugs on a person's ability to function normally by wearing special glasses provided by the Chillicothe Police Department. These special glasses will impair a person's ability to judge their surroundings thereby simulating the effects of intoxication, and the students will have the opportunity to wear them and navigate an obstacle course/walk a straight line. Following those activities, the SkillsUSA members will be treated to food/refreshments.

See schedule below...

Event organizer: Steve Polley, Auto Service Technology
SkillsUSA Lead Advisor: Lee Caughron, Welding Technology
Grand River Technical School
660-646-3414
1200 Fair Street
Chillicothe MO 64601

SkillsUSA, Grand River Technical School
Mock Accident Scene & Fly-in
March 28, 2008

Morning schedule:

  • 8:30 a.m. SkillsUSA students, advisors go out to west parking lot
  • 8:45 a.m. Extricate person from “crunched” car with Jaws of Life and CES
  • 9:00 a.m. Life Flight Eagle helicopter to land
  • 9:30 a.m. Police officers to speak about consequences of drinking and driving
  • 9:45 a.m. Students to look at helicopter, ambulance and fire truck if they desire
  • 10:00a.m. Refreshments----hamburgers and pop
  • 10:20a.m. Back to class

In case of bad weather or rain, event will be moved to inside of the Auto Tech Shop. In case the helicopter, ambulance or fire trucks are busy with an emergency call, schedule will be adjusted accordingly.

Afternoon schedule:

  • 12:45 p.m. SkillsUSA students, advisors go out to north football practice field
  • 1:00 p.m. Extracate person from “crunched” car with Jaws of Life and CES
  • 1:15 p.m. Life Net helicopter to land
  • 1:30 p.m. Police officer to speak about consequences of drinking and driving
  • 1:45 p.m. Students to look at helicopter, ambulance and fire truck if they desire
  • 2:00 p.m. Refreshments----hamburgers and pop
  • 2:20 p.m. Back to class

Note: in case of bad weather or rain, the event will be moved to the inside of the Auto Tech shop. In case the helicopter, ambulance or fire trucks are busy with an emergency call, schedule will be adjusted accordingly.

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