Rural Metro Fire organizes mock wreck

Sandra ClarkFeature, Powell

Rural Metro Fire coordinated several emergency service providers to give Powell High juniors and seniors an up-close look at the aftermath of a vicious wreck. The scene was set on the grounds of Powell High School near Powell Station Park.

As usual, Rick Carnes from Clinton Highway Wrecker Service donated a couple of wrecked cars for the exercise.

Lifestar aeromedical helicopter from UT Medical Center landed in the field near Emory Road, kicking up dust and grabbing the attention of passing motorists.

“We want to show a real-life look at what could happen,” said Jeff Bagwell of Rural Metro. “Our hope is that this simulated crash scene will convince students to turn away from the temptations that can hit them during prom season.”

Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office also participated. AMR Ambulance Service had vehicles on the scene, as did Mynatt Funeral Home.

Students and even teachers seemed attentive as rescue workers went about their business, securing the scene and getting aid to survivors.

Rescue workers stabilize students trapped in a vehicle.

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