Black Gold School Division
Warburg School

Y.I.E.L.D. Comes To Our Senior High Students

Y.I.E.L.D. (Youth Initiative & Education in Lifestyles & Driving), along with our local R.C.M.P. detachment members, local fire fighters and EMS ambulance, came to Warburg School on Monday, June 6th.  The YIELD program brought along their big rig trailer with that transports their Razor ATV and interactive driving simulator.  Our grade 10 and 11 classes had the opportunity to watch the firefighters use the “jaws of life” which would be used to extract a person from a vehicle collision and hear about collision scenes that the firefighters have been called out to and the tragic consequences of driver’s who are distracted or driving under the influence.  The EMS ambulance personnel spoke to the students about the various medical procedures used for persons in emergency situations and their own stories of cases where young people had been in distress.  The stories were shocking and certainly made the students pause.  The R.C.M.P. had students try the breathalyzer and gave them an idea of the procedures whereby the police would use this test.  As well, students were given “drunk goggles” to attempt to walk a straight line to give students the idea of the physical state of inebriation and the lack of coordination and reaction response of limbs.  Students were invited to try the Kevlar vests, sit in the police car and ask questions about policing equipment or, in some cases, employment opportunities.

This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to speak to our emergency responders in a small group setting, and ask any questions that the student felt curious about.  We are so appreciative to our local R.C.M.P., firefighters, and EMS personnel for taking the time out of their busy day to spend this time at our school. Thank you!

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