Body Bags, jail, disabilities... Are R U Ready for Life?

(Riverton, Wyo.) - Students from Fort Washakie and Wind River schools were at the county fairgrounds today to find out if they were ready for life. The event is described as "a high-risk education event" for the students, who over the course of four hours, go through various agency demonstrations about the reality of making bad decisions. Some students sat in Jail, others looked at a victim of trauma being treated by an ambulance crew, a fire truck was demonstrated, crashed highway patrol cars and a rollover simulator were on site, students learned what it was like to function if they were intoxicated and Community Entry Services had students participate in exercises in which they were blindfolded, put in wheelchairs and tried to move around, and trace a straight line on a paper star through a mirror to simulate a brain injury. And there was more. "I found it very educational," said Wind River High School student Xavior Oats. "I learned about consequences to bad choices and what they can lead too. How badly they can affect your life and your future." Fort Washakie Sixth Grade Student Heaven McLeod said the entire day of activities "was pretty scary but also cool to learn about how to not get into a bad situation." The event will be repeated tomorrow for other county school kids from Dubois, St. Stephens and Riverton. The event is coordinated by Injury Prevention Resources and is supported by some 20 other county and local agencies. [image: Inline image 1] Students received a simulated jail experience (Pitchengine Communities) [image: Inline image 2] Fremont County EMS and Guardian Flight were on hand to talk about how traumatic injuries are treated. (Pitchengine Communities) [image: Inline image 3] *Battalion 1 of the Fremont County Fire Protection District demonstrated how firefighters suit up and how a pumper truck operates. (Pitchengine Communities) * [image: Inline image 4] *Community Entry Services demonstrated difficulties with being disabled.