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Operation Prom
Operation prom demonstration

Operation prom demonstration

Operation prom demonstration
About the Program
Operation Prom Night is a drinking and driving prevention program designed to provide young adults a realistic view of the results of drinking and driving. The audience will witness a simulated automobile accident caused by drinking and driving that results in fatalities and serious injuries. The students will also hear the story of actual victims who survived a drunk driving accident. The Fire Department has presented this program for the last 10 years and is looking forward to presenting it to our community time and again.

For more information, contact Lieutenant Bill Gramling at 309.524.2250.

Participants

Operation Prom Night is a joint cooperative and volunteer effort involving the Moline Fire Department, local 581 International Association of Fire Fighters, Moline Police Department, Rock Island County coroner’s office, local EMS systems, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and other agencies with the purpose of illustrating the real-life hazards and liabilities for students about to take part in prom night or any other activities where they may be confronted with the same situation.

History
The first Operation Prom Night was presented May 1993 at Moline High School. The goal was to dramatically impact the students at Moline High School in order to change their thinking and behavior toward drinking and driving. This was accomplished by presenting a live simulation of what actually happens at the scene of an automobile accident. This simulation was followed by a presentation in the school auditorium by guests speakers from several agencies who addressed the issues of drinking and driving. In addition, each student received a brochure containing safety messages from the various organizations participating in the event.