A powerful somber video of the mock crash scene from EPCOT. Everyone watch this is amazing! Don't drink and drive. Please share. They did amazing at putting this video together for us.
On Wednesday March 8th 2018, at the Ernest Pruitt Center of Technology in Hollywood. The Hollywood Police Department, Hollywood Fire Department, Alabama State Troopers, Stevenson Police Department, Highlands Ambulance Service, AirEvac, The Jackson County Coroners office, along with faculty and student actors conducted a mock DUI crash scene. We did two blocks, this is the morning block, the evening block will be posted later.
The event is set up at a post prom party where stu...dents are drinking, a group decides to leave and has a fatal crash with other members from the party. Responders arrive and assess the damage, care for the wounded and the deceased. The drunk driver is arrested.
This type of reenactment gives students a first hand look at what happens on a fatal crash scene, from the jaws of life being used to extract entrapped occupants, sheets being placed over the deceased, people being taken away in an ambulance, air evac landing and traffic homicide investigators collecting evidence and finally the driver being charged.
After the presentation students were taken into a conference room for a debriefing. We really hope we made a difference, we hope that the students will think back to this scene and the thought of losing their friends and make the decision to never drive impaired.
Thank you to everyone who assisted with this with this event and a special thanks to Ronny Hill from Independent Wrecker Service for donating the vehicles that were used for this event and to Patrick Allen, patrick puts in a lot of time getting this event set up and ensuring we have everyone we need and the equipment we need to make it happen.
Today 03/07/2018 at the Tech School The Hollywood Police and Fire Departments conducted 2 mock DUI fatality crash scenes to send the message to area students how quickly their life could change should they decide to drive impaired.
With the assistance of The Alabama State Troopers, Highlands EMS, Air EVAC, Stevenson Police, the Jackson County Coroners office, Faculty at the Tech School, Student actors and in the presence of many high school students from across Jackson count...y.
The stage was set for an after prom party, a teen decided to drink and drive, this resulted in a fatal crash.
We try to make this event as real as possible in hopes it will detour this type of even from happening. Every 15 minutes someone dies in an alcohol related collision. We hope we have made a difference.
We will be working on posting a video as soon as possible.
Wednesday morning through the afternoon the Hollywood Police and Fire Departments along with Highlands Medical Service ambulance and Air Evac and the Jackson County Coroner will have a very active presence at the Ernest Pruitt Center of Technology (Tech School) we will be hosting a mock DUI crash scene for prom promise, to show the students first hand the dangers of drinking and driving.
Every 15 minutes someone dies in an alcohol related collision.
This ...is our 4th year doing this event. We will stage a fatal crash on tech school property and some students will play the victims. We will show them exactly what it looks like to be on the scene of a fatal crash.
If you see us at the Tech school Wednesday please don't be alarmed it is just a mock scene.
We would like to thank the Tech School for helping organize this event and for everyone who assist with making this event successful every year.
Chief Hepler reading to Hollywood kindergarten class Friday for Dr Seuss week
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."
-- Dr Seuss...
Chief Hepler's favorite Dr Seuss quote followed by,
"A person's a person, no matter how small."
After reading to the class Jael Nix read a story to Chief Hepler 😍
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Chief Hepler and K9 Fox along with other K9 handlers across the country wishing Brian Robinson of the Vikings good luck! Brian Robinson has been a tremendous supporter of law enforcement and K9s4cops helping to provide k9s for departments across the US.
Not even the flu could keep Charlee from having his snowman.
Charlee prayed for it to snow, but has the flu so his Dad went out and collected enough for him to build a snowman and an ice skating rink.
We hope you feel better fast Charlee.
Road conditions continue to deteriorate, the sun setting will allow for many icy spots on the roadways. Please limit travel to necessities. Wishing you all a safe and warm night....
01/07/2018 While on patrol Lt. Jeremy Ake located Tommy Burt of Fort Payne AL and discovered he was wanted on outstanding warrants for Escape 3rd Degree from Dekalb County and another offense in Guntersville. Lt Ake contacted Chief Jason Hepler to assist with the stop and the arrest and a search was conducted of Burt's vehicle.
Officers located spice (synthetic marijuana) inside the vehicle. Burt was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and is currently being held in the Jackson County Jail awaiting bond to be set by a judge.