Emergency units simulate fatal crash before Warde prom


Fairfield Police recently simulated a two-car accident in the front parking lot of Fairfield Warde High School, where students had assembled to witness the reality of reckless driving before their junior prom.

After a brief introduction by Headmaster James Coyne, and a speaker’s account of a fatal accident, in which he had been involved several years earlier, an introduction of the pre-crash conversations within the two vehicles played over the loudspeakers alongside the school auditorium.


As the crash itself was described, students pulled the tarps away from the preset cars revealing half-a-dozen classmates in various states of injury.

Bystanders ran up, police cars rolled on scene, fire vehicles and ambulances arrived, and first responders took responsibility of the scene.

As the simulated crash played out before the junior class, one driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated and taken away in a police car, while fire fighters had to use the “jaws of life” to remove several other injured passengers.


As the injured patients were carried to their awaiting ambulances on stretchers, the body of a final passenger was removed and placed into the back of a minivan acting as the state medical examiner, her classmates looking on in silence.

As the last police car pulled away, fire radios blared a “recall of alarm, all units in service” across the loudspeaker system.

Students involved in recreating the event spoke and Fire Chief Richard Felner, Police Chief Gary MacNamara, and paramedics were thanked for their commitment to the junior class.

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