LPFPD4 in Mock Crash
Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 4 participates in “Consequences of Impact” at Walker High School
The Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 4 (LPFPD4), the Louisiana State Police and numerous other state and local agencies participated in a demonstration Feb. 10 at Walker High School. Called “Consequences of Impact,” the demonstration depicted a mock vehicle crash and the consequences of impaired driving. The goal of the event was to show students firsthand how drinking, driving and poor decisions affect everyone involved.
Walker High students acted out a fatal crash scenario in front of their peers, allowing the students to see firsthand how drinking, driving and poor decisions affect everyone involved. Fire fighters from LPFPD4 participated in the demonstration by removing a smashed car door using the “jaws of life.” Students learned the dangers and consequences of drinking and driving, the importance of seat belts and the emotional suffering families endure when a fatal crash occurs.
Additional partners included the Louisiana State Police, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Trauma Center, the Walker Police Department, Acadian Ambulance, the Livingston Parish Coroner’s Office, and Smart Towing. Each had personnel on-hand to answer student questions and provide expertise.