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TEENS to experience emergency reality check

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25 Aug 2010
At 15 we all thought it could never happen to us.

But young drivers, and especially young male drivers, are at a more risk of being involved in car crashes, due to their lack of driving experience and risk taking behaviour.

For the ninth year running, Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) is partnering with triple 000 (ESTA) emergency call takers and other emergency services to expose Year 10 students to the reality of car crashes and the potential devastating consequences of their decisions.

The TEENS (Teaching, Enlightening, Encouraging and Nurturing Safe Drivers) program educates students through a realistic role-play scenario, which addresses the harsh and often shocking realities of teenage-related fatalities and injuries in car crashes.

Secondary school students from Melbourne’s inner south east suburbs will be attending the program and engage with experienced MFB road rescue crews and emergency call takers.

Members of the media are invited to attend any of the sessions.

Photo and interview opportunity

WHO: Secondary School students (see below for schools list)
MFB and triple zero (ESTA) emergency service workers

WHAT: Re-enactment of a fatal car crash involving teenagers by MFB road rescue crews, interactive scenarios and role-playing

WHEN: Daily - Monday 30th August – Friday 3rd September 2010

10am – 2pm (Car crash re-enactment each day at 1pm)

WHERE: Caulfield Racecourse, Rupert Clarke Stand

Station Street, Caulfield (Mel ref 68:E1)

TEENS – PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

Cheltenham Secondary

Bialik College

Mentone Girls

St James College

Yarra Valley High school

Box Hill High School

Kilbreda Secondary College

Oakleigh Greek Authodox College

Emmaus College

Simonds College West Melbourne

Westall Secondary College

Eumemmerring Secondary

Heathmont College

For further information, please contact:

MFB Media and Communications 03 9665 4699

ESTA Media and Communications 0423 297 016

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