The Orange County Fire Authority was one of several agencies participating in a Mock DUI crash at on Thursday.
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Other participating agencies included: Orange County Sheriff's Dept., Mission Hospital, TIP, OCFA's Chaplains, Doctor’s Ambulance, and O'Connor Mortuary.
This event was sponsored by Friends Against Drunk Driving and is designed to teach students the dangers of drinking and driving. It followed a student throughout a drinking event, the decision to drive, a simulated car crash with real vehicles, and on-scene treatment of victims including both injured and fatal.
The event also included the arrest of the drunk driver and family notification of a death. It is considered to be a very powerful event for all parties involved including the students in the crowd.
“This is a very important message that can save lives,” says OCFA Cap. Steve Concialdi. “We hope that students will decide not to take a drink, and definitely not drink and drive.”