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'Every 15 minutes' program stirs emotions at Foothill High

Original post made on Apr 18, 2014

Every 15 minutes someone in the country dies from an alcohol-related traffic accident, and Foothill High School students Olivia Hartjen and Marissa Khoury deserve our thanks for the work they've done over the past year or so to stop these tragedies, at least locally.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:47 AM

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Posted by happy camper
a resident of Stoneridge
on Apr 18, 2014 at 10:19 am

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This is so important for the student body and also the community-and beyond. Bravo to all of you who made this happen.

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 18, 2014 at 10:32 am

This program is extremely effective, and the PUSD and its partners should be proud to offer it.

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Posted by Ambulance Driver
a resident of another community
on Apr 18, 2014 at 11:10 pm

I believe this event is very important for all students and we appreciate the publics support in educating these kids. It's sad to see this time after time, these young kids getting into cars with others that are intoxicated. More schools should put this on.

There is one error in this story. No one goes to school to become an "ambulance driver". People do go to school to become an E.M.T and Paramedic to provide medical care and rapid medical transport to the most appropriate hospitals. The Fire Department may be with you for first few initial moments, but it's the "ambulance drivers" that continue to treat you and provide further medical care. Thank you for properly mentioning every branch of the emergency response system here and leaving out Alameda County's EMS contracted provider that was on hand to help. Please educate yourself and do a ride along and see what a true "ambulance driver" does.

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics everywhere
"Ambulance Driver"

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