Olathe’s Operation Prom Night to be held April 4

Olathe’s Edge – April 3, 2014

The metro’s oldest high school crash scenario – Olathe’s Operation Prom Night – celebrates its eighteenth year at Olathe East High School (14545 W. 127th Street) on Friday, April 4 at 9:30 a.m.

The program provides a real-life demonstration using fire trucks, special rescue equipment like the “Jaws of Life,” ambulances, police cars and more to hundreds of high school students emphasizing the importance of responsible driving. Members of the media are invited to attend tomorrow’s Operation Prom Night.

Firefighters, paramedics, police officers, high school drama students and others are working together to help prevent the leading cause of death for 15 to 20 year olds in the United States – motor vehicle crashes.

Mile for mile, teenagers are involved in three times as many fatal crashes as all other drivers according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Visit www.nhtsa.gov/Teen-Drivers for more information.

Dale’s Tow Service, of Olathe, provides all cars used in the simulated crash at no cost.

Gwen Romine, KSFFA Webmaster

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