ENACTMENT HOPES TO DRIVE MESSAGE HOME
For the fourth year in a row Mossman High School will play host today to a dramatic crash enactment designed to educate the graduating Year 12s on the consequences of their actions. Mossman QAS, QPS, QFES and SES as well as Port Douglas QFES will act out a live rescue situation after a severe car crash. Year 12 drama students will play the role of crash victims with one suffering from severe spinal injuries. QFES auxiliary firefighter Andrew Petrack (pictured) said this year the emergency rescue chopper was kind enough to oblige his invitation to take part in the presentation. “One of the victims will be a spinal case and that would normally require a helicopter evacuation,” said LT Petrack. “These students are about to become road users or already are road users and schoolies is coming up.” The exercise focuses heavily on decisions vs. consequences and intends to get the teenagers to think before they act. “We want to make sure they are mindful of their actions.” “Situations like this affect the whole community.” “Obviously we’re firefighters but getting onto the community education is something I love. “You can see the kids get a lot out of it.” LT Petrack said the community has “bent over backwards” to help the bring the exercise to fruition.