Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Real Life Experience Minus The Real Life Risk – Every 15 Minutes Program

By: Bill Delaney

As those of you with a high school aged child know, the prom season is upon us.  With that also come many concerns as it relates to the safety and well being of your child.  Paramount among those concerns are impaired driving whether it be related to drugs, alcohol, or even texting.

In an effort to help educate students to make good choices many Montgomery County High Schools, partnering with the local volunteer fire department and MCFRS, put on the Every 15 Minutes program.  The program is an event designed to dramatically instill teenagers with the potentially dangerous consequences of impaired driving in a real life setting minus the real life risk.

A great example of this program was conducted at Rockville High School a couple of weeks ago.  Below, please find a tremendous student produced video that documents the program.  It is roughly 16 minutes in length and well worth the watch.  

MCFRS will be participating in a few Every 15 Minutes programs over the coming weeks.  Hope that everyone experiences a happy and SAFE prom season!

No comments: