With Prom Looming, Eagle County School District Hosts Safe Driving Fairs at High Schools
Students from Eagle Valley and Battle Mountain Get Opportunity to Engage with Local First Responders, Nonprofits, and Organizations
Over the past month, both Eagle Valley and Battle Mountain high schools hosted safe driving fairs. The fairs aimed at educating students about the importance of driving safely as well as on the perils of impaired and distracted driving. Battle Mountain hosted its fair on Wednesday, May 4, and Eagle Valley on Wednesday, April 5.
The fairs featured booths from many of the school district’s community partners and local emergency response agencies.
Participation at the two fairs came from the Colorado State Patrol, the Eagle County Sherriff’s Office, Gypsum Fire, Eagle River Fire Protection District, Eagle County Paramedics Services, High Rockies Harm Reduction, Mountain Youth’s Safe Driving Program, Alpine Driving School, Bright Future Foundation, Vail Health, Mind Springs Health, Your Hope Center and Sammie’s Sunshine.
As students moved throughout the fair at Battle Mountain on Wednesday, they interacted with the various community partners. Maggie Seldeen with High Rockies Harm Reduction provided education on tools like Narcan and fentanyl testing strips. Vail Health provided an introduction to its Stop the Bleed training. Colorado State Patrol officers showed students evidence and reports from a real car crash, while local firefighters used hydraulic rescue tools, also known as Jaws of Life, to simulate getting people out of a car.