Beaumont, CA – On Thursday, April 11, 2019, the Beaumont Police Department, along with California Highway Patrol, CalFire, American Medical Response, Riverside County Coroner’s Office, Beaumont Unified School District and Beaumont High School participated in the “Every 15 Minute” program.
The Every 15 Minutes program is a two-day program focusing on high school juniors and seniors, which challenges them to think about drinking, driving, personal safety, the responsibility of making mature decisions and the impact their decisions have on family, friends, their community, and many others.
Day one of the two-day program includes a “mock” crash scene that demonstrates for the students how law enforcement, fire personnel and others respond to the scene of a collision involving multiple casualties.
Day two of the program consists of a funeral, that’s held for the victims of the “mock” crash. The event is a sobering reminder to the youth in attendance to think before they drink and get behind the wheel of a car.
The Beaumont Police Department appreciates the collaboration between the high school and other agencies that host this event and hope it makes students think about their decisions, in order to prevent a tragedy before it occurs.
To view a video of the event, go to: https://youtu.be/JEdymajHLJw