Preventing Prom Night Tragedies - Central County Fire & Rescue

Preventing Prom Night Tragedies

The car is mangled in pieces, one student lies on the hood of the car after being thrown through the windshield, while another lies lifeless in the front seat. Luckily, it’s all part of a drinking and driving simulation exercise. But, officials from Central County Fire and Rescue (CCFR) and other local emergency response agencies hope this image remains at the forefront of the minds of local high students as they enter prom and graduation season.

The drinking and driving simulation will take place at 1:20 p.m. on Friday, April 13 at Francis Howell North High School, 2549 Hackman Road, St. Peters, MO. CCFR, The St. Charles County Ambulance District, St. Peters Police Department, Baue Funeral Homes and Cardinal Towing will all participate in the simulation which will include two demolished vehicles and students in full makeup and costumes acting as victims of a serious car accident.

“In 2010 more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, we want to lower this statistic,” says CCFR Chief Russ Mason. “When students see their friends as victims of a car accident being airlifted from the scene, while parents stand by distraught and crying it makes the situation very real. Our hope is that this simulation will help save lives this spring.”

For More Information Contact Assistant Chief Steve Brown at 636.262.9503.