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On April 24, 2014, area first responders will be participating in a scenario event called "Shattered Dreams" hosted by Fayetteville High School. The Fayetteville Fire Department, Fayetteville Police Department along with Central Emergency Medical Service and Air-Evac LIFE-Team will be participating in the "Shattered Dreams" program. The event involves the dramatization of a motor vehicle accident on or near a high school campus, complete with Fire, police and EMS response, family notifications, and the arrest and booking of the driver. The crash scene drama is played out before the student body during a school day. Throughout the day the other elements of the "docu-drama" unfold. This year’s theme focuses on the dangers of texting while driving, driving under the influence, and excessive passengers.
There will be an individual dressed as the "Grim Reaper" who appears periodically throughout the school day to symbolize the dangers associated with texting while driving, driving under the influence, and excessive passengers. The pretend victims are taken out of class, made-up in white faces and dressed in black t-shirts to symbolize death, and then returned to their classrooms to continue their day. By the end of the day, every student has one or more "deceased" classmates present in the classroom with him or her, and on this note, the school day ends. The next morning a wrap-up assembly is held featuring those who played roles in the previous day's drama, including the "crash" victims and their parents. The assembly is held to listen and comment about how the community is affected when we lose love ones because of bad choices.
If anyone has any question about the event please call The Fayetteville Fire Department at 479-575-8365.