Friday, May 5, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: John Guilfoil
*Media Advisory* Pentucket Safety and Public Service Academy in Conjunction with Groveland, West Newbury and Merrimac Officials to Conduct Mock Fatal Car Crash for Students
WEST NEWBURY — As prom and graduation approaches, Pentucket Regional High School’s Safety & Public Service Academy, along with the Groveland, West Newbury and Merrimac Fire and Police Departments, will be conducting a simulated fatal motor vehicle crash for the junior and senior class to demonstrate the negative effects of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Monday, May 15 at 1 p.m.
Pentucket Regional High School, 22 Main St., West Newbury
Students will assemble outside to observe a mock crash between two vehicles — the result of one operator driving while under the influence of alcohol. Firefighters are called to the scene to extricate vehicle occupants, while police arrest the impaired driver. Injured students are transported to the hospital via ambulance, and a hearse arrives for a victim pronounced dead at the scene.
Following the demonstration, students are brought into the school auditorium for a debriefing and are given the opportunity to ask fire and police officials questions.
- Pentucket Safety & Public Service Academy Students
- Pentucket Arts Academy Students
- Groveland Fire and Police Departments
- West Newbury Fire and Police Departments
- Merrimac Fire and Police Departments
- Atlantic Ambulance
- Paul C. Rodgers & Sons Funeral Homes
- Crane Neck Auto
About the Innovation Academies at at Pentucket Regional High School:
Innovation Academies (like the Pentucket Safety & Public Service Academy) offer students unique learning opportunities not found in most schools. The programs allow students to take highly specialized courses in their area of interest, learning both in the classroom and community. Students work with staff to develop connections between their area of interest and their post high school, college and career plans.