Local

April 26, 2013

Buena hosts mock prom crash, safety program

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. – Saturday night will mark what can be the most exciting night of many students’ high school years: Prom.

While it is important for students to have a memorable night, the Buena High School administration of the Sierra Vista Unified School District hopes the memories will be good. In order to help students to remember the dangers out on the road on Prom night the Sierra Vista Fire Department, Fry Fire Department, Sierra Vista Police Department, and Air Evacuations Team are pulling together to role-play a prom experience that will exemplify what can happen when students are not being responsible on Prom night.

At 12:30 p.m. today, the Junior and Senior classes at Buena High School will participate in a special presentation by representatives from both Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Buena High School club, Students Against Drunk Driving.

After the presentation, at approximately 1 p.m. students will be directed to the football stadium where a mock vehicle crash will be staged. The wrecked vehicles are being donated by Barnett’s Towing and will look the part. Shortly after the students are in the stadium, the emergency services vehicles will be called in to the scene of the accident.

Firefighter Justin Wright said, “We are going to treat it like a normal scene and go into action.” He said the role-play exercise will include using extraction tools to remove participants from the vehicles. One participant will be air lifted from the scene while another will be transported in an ambulance. The drama department at Buena is participating with providing makeup and taking part in the role-play. Two firefighters are also going to be dressed as students in the role play.

Several members of the Sierra Vista Fire Department been talking about doing this type of exercise for the last couple of years, but Wright said this was the first of this type of demonstration to ever take place at Buena High School.

The concern over safety at Prom is not without merit. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that April, May and June are consistently the highest months for teen fatalities in traffic accidents. The fire department has been working with the student club, SADD, to facilitate this exercise.

“It is our hope that students will be able to understand the gravity of the decisions they make when they attend prom activities this year,” said Kriss Hagerl, associate superintendent of the Sierra Vista Unified School District said. “We want all of our students to have a great time, but we also want them to go home safe and sound.”

Buena High School is located on 5255 E. Buena School blvd in Sierra Vista, AZ and currently has approximately 2100 students. Any questions or comments can be directed to the SVUSD Public Information Officer, Sarah Pacheco, at sarah.pacheco@svps.k12.az.us or by calling 520-515-2723.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Video captures by Thom Williams

2-13th Avn. Regiment dedicates building to memory of UAS warrant officer

Video captures by Thom Williams Members of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Edward Balli’s family and other guests watch as Army officials unveil the plaque on Balli Hall during Tuesday’s memorialization ceremony. The building was n...
 
 
Maci Hidalgo

New home opens for predator drones at Libby Airfield

Maci Hidalgo Brig. Gen. Edward Maxwell speaks to the attendees during the 214th Reconnaissance Group, 162d Wing, Air National Guard ribbon cutting ceremony at Libby Air Field on Fort Huachuca. Maxwell said the new facility will...
 
 

Pay off holiday debt in sensible manner

Some people spent too much on holiday gift giving, travel and entertaining, and now the credit card bills are coming due. Many are shocked to realize just how much they’ve spent. Paying for holiday expenses well into the new year doesn’t create the kind of holiday memories anyone wants. When a family’s income is stretched...
 

 

Army & Air Force Exchange Service sets Martin Luther King Birthday hours

Launderette Always Open Main Exchange Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Furniture/Outdoor Living Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Main Store Barbershop, Flower Shop, General Nutrition Center, Mobile Center, Optical Shop, L&A Southern Style BBQ, Cox, Love/Hate/Kustoms Monday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Laundry/Dry Cleaners/Alterations – Military Clothing Sales, Main Store Beauty Shop, Main Gate...
 
 
ESTII2_Hidalgo

New updated training facility ready for units

The storage room is pictured inside the newly designed Training Support Center on Fort Huachuca. Inside the building is a variety of training aids, devices, simulators and simulations. Fort Huachuca recently renovated an old wa...
 
 
saber2

Do something different this year — join B Troop

Photos by Dawn Hill Troopers Luke Gosnell (left) and Vince Wong charge up Brown Parade Field at the conclusion of a ceremony. One of the most unique and rewarding experiences a person can have at Fort Huachuca is to join the po...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin