Henrico Fire crews help with demonstration at Tucker HS

Henrico Fire crews help with demonstration at Tucker HS

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - If you saw fire crews or a Life Evacuation helicopter at Tucker High School Friday, don't be alarmed. Henrico Fire helped with a demonstration at the high school.

Friday's demonstration is part of Project IMPACT (Impacting Minors Perceptions And Cognizant attitudes toward Trauma) - a program sponsored by VCU that offers training for high school students by experts in the field.

Students were allowed to look at the inside of a VCU Life Evac helicopter and see how it functions. Students were also placed in a car simulating the aftermath of a car crash, where the fire department extricated the "victims" from the vehicle and demonstrated emergency treatment in a mock emergency room by nurses and VCU staff.

Nurses also talked to the students about high-risk behavior, including motor vehicle safety, gang violence, date rape, suicide prevention, and alcohol and drug use.

The training exercise was held from around 9 a.m. to noon.

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