By Tim Kowols
Emergency personnel along with some students and staff members played the role of actors and teachers Thursday when they simulated a fatal drunk driving crash for the Gibraltar Secondary School body. Members of the Gibraltar Police Department, Ephraim Fire Department, Gibraltar Fire Department, Door County Emergency Services, Door County Sheriff’s Office and a funeral home walked students through the events associated with a crash from removing people from their cars to notifying loved ones of their death. Principal Gereon Methner hopes it was a powerful experience for his students.
Methner says the drill is usually associated with prom season but was canceled in April due to weather. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, alcohol-related crashes killed 190 people and injured another 2,900 in 2015.