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STARS News Release

Crash demonstration involving multiple agencies

September 24, 2015

Winnipeg, MB, Sept. 24, 2015 – A mock emergency exercise occurred today at 10:30 a.m., involving a STARS helicopter landing and multiple emergency services at 4000 Portage Avenue, across from the Tim Hortons west of the Perimeter Highway. The mock car crash demonstration was planned to help teach over 200 high school students about the dangers of drinking and driving.

The exercise ran until 11:00 a.m. and involved multiple patients, including a fatality. This event was held in partnership with Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, RCMP, Winnipeg Police Service, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, Manitoba Brain Injury Association and the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation.

Students were brought into the funeral home after they witness the response of multiple emergency service agencies, including the STARS helicopter (pending a mission). There they attended a brief service and hear impact statements from the chain of survival partners. The exercise concluded with lunch for the students and education stations outside, where students learned about the various emergency services.

This annual exercise changes themes yearly, based on the recommendation of the RCMP.

For more information:

Cam Heke
Communications Lead, Manitoba
155A West Hangar Road
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3Z1
204.833.4646 (Winnipeg)
1-866-300-6646 (Outside Winnipeg)