S.A.F.E. Educates Students on Alcohol Safety
Last fall a Helias High School student, who was driving drunk, was involved in an accident killing a member of the community. To help increase awareness and help prevent similar incidents, Helias brought in fire rescue professionals from the Student Awareness From Education group, or S.A.F.E. Presenters shared graphic images of the implications alcohol can have.
Students took a break from their normal courses to listen in. The presentation came just in time for the school's homecoming celebration. Officials say Homecoming is a time accidents are more likely to happen.
"If we can just keep these kids from making bad decisions and actually helping them make better decisions, I think we've accomplished a lot," said N.H. Scheppers Distributing representative Mike Radzin.
Throughout Monday morning and into the afternoon, the S.A.F.E. group will speak to nearly 1,000 students at Helias. Organizers say there's no way to tell if the presentation will actually convince students to be more alcohol aware, but they'll be happy if they can impact even one student.