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This is only a drill

Mock accident rescue set for Thursday

April 23, 2012
By KURT HAUGLIE - DMG writer ( , The Daily Mining Gazette

CALUMET - There will be sirens wailing and emergency vehicles flying down the streets in Calumet Thursday, but there will be no cause for alarm - It will all be part of a mock accident drill at Calumet High School.

George Twardzik, CHS principal, said the mock accident is a presentation of Superior AmeriCorps, and it's intended to illustrate what can happen as a result of drunken driving.

Twardzik said the drill is being done now because prom night and graduation are coming up soon.

"It's educational about what happens during an accident," he said.

Local emergency personnel, including ambulance, fire and police, will be taking part, Twardzik said.

"It's a bit of a training session for the responders and paramedics," he said.

Twardzik said the mock accident drill will take place from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. near the new commons area between the high school and middle school.

Some of the emergency personnel will narrate the action for those watching, Twardzik said.

Twardzik said there will be a discussion period after the drill about what took place.

Also after the presentation, former Green Bay Packers placekicker Chester Marcol will discuss his problems with drugs and alcohol during and after his nine-year career in the NFL.



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