Every 15 Minutes Returns to Burroughs in April

By On April 1, 2016

On Thursday April 21, 2016 the California Highway Patrol, in conjunction with John Burroughs High School, will be conducting a simulated drunk driving collision as part of the Every 15 Minutes program.

Photo from the last time the event was held at Burroughs High School (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Photo from the last time the event was held at Burroughs High School (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The collision will be staged on the street in front of John Burroughs High School and will begin at approximately 10:30 a.m. The mock collision will take place for approximately one hour; however, the roadway will be closed for several hours to allow for scene set-up and breakdown.

During the mock collision there will be a high concentration of emergency vehicles in the area. It is important that the public is aware this is a mock emergency incident and that no real emergency actually exists.

Every 15 Minutes is a two-day program, which demonstrates to high school students the impact drinking, and driving has on friends, families, and their community.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson © )

The student student body of Burroughs witnessed the last time the Every 15 Minutes presentation was made (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The first day of the program is highlighted by the simulated traffic collision that will be conducted at the high school involving an impaired teenage driver and fatally injured victims.

The event includes emergency responses from police, fire, ambulance, coroner, public works, and tow truck companies just as actual collision would require. The program will conclude with a mock funeral and assembly for students on April 22nd, 2016.

The California Highway Patrol conducts this event with support from the City of Burbank, Burbank Police Department, Burbank Fire Department, and the Michael Hastings Family along with many other community partners and affiliates.