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Hundred VFD Plans Third Annual Mock Accident

By Staff | Apr 6, 2016

File Photo by Lauren Matthews Shown are the first response teams that helped at last year’s mock accident at Hundred High School.

By LAUREN MATTHEWS

Staff Writer

Though it may seem as if the school year has flown by, it is in-fact just about time for prom and graduation again. To assist students to make wise choices during these celebratory occasions, Hundred Volunteer Fire Department, along with several other first response teams, will be having a mock vehicle accident in front of Hundred High School on Friday, April 14 at 10 a.m.

This is the third year for the event.

Hundred Volunteer Fire Department, New Freeport Volunteer Fire Department, Marion County EMS, Wetzel County Sheriff’s Office, West Virginia State Police, Air Evac Lifeteam, Wetzel County EMS, and Wetzel County’s medical examiner are entities included in the mock disaster.

Despite the fact that the mock accident is fictional, first responders have not, in previous years, withheld sirens, busted glass, real life-saving equipment, as well as the topics of arrest, and death.

“I’m hoping it gets more informative and interesting each year,” Hundred VFD Chief Bert Anderson noted.

“There are some new events planned for this year’s event,” he added.

After last year’s mock accident, first responders did not just leave after the conclusion of the skit. Students then gathered in the auditorium where they herad from several of the responders, including Anderson.

Anderson then noted that he has been a volunteer firefighter for 25 years and that his goal every prom/graduation season is that “everyone goes home.”

Anderson had noted that he does not want to call a student’s parents to deliver the bad news that their child has been in an accident.

“This is supposed to be the time of your life,” he had noted.