By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 


Mock Accident Hits Home With Students


May 4, 2023

Daria Anderson-Faden

Keith Jones from Cantrell Funeral Home, third from left, participated in a mock trauma accident at Kimball Jr/Sr High School as he picked up one of the students who "died" in an impaired driving accident. Nebraska State Patrol officers were on the scene to help and talk to the students. Lower photo: Using State Patrol "drunk goggles," student Katie Kilgore's attempts to walk a straight line in her part in the mock accident. In his role, Kimball Police Andrew Lawson gave her a field sobriety test.

Agencies throughout the area came together to provide a learning experience for Kimball High School students and a chance to work in unison. Kimball Health Services used the mock accident at Kimball Jr./Sr. High School to practice for a mass casualty.

The event involved the Kimball County Sheriff's Office and dispatch, Kimball Volunteer Fire Department, Nebraska State Patrol, Kimball Health Services EMS, Kimball Police Department, Air Link, UC Health Lifeline and Cantrell Funeral Home. Others involved were Rick Wynne setting up the accident scene, Region 21, Brandon Loy and Kerry Ferguson....

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