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Tyler Tribute - Page 8 Wednesday, May 6, 2015 i l i l Photos by Mark Wilmes Fireman Rich Borresen and EMTs Lisa King and Wayde Kenneke help remove Shelby Kern plays the part of a driver trapped in the car. Janel Wichern from the vehicle. Chris Johnson body bag. needed. He also tries to Mock Accident help positively identify the continued from page 1 deceased and investigate !V" the cause of death. " "My gency personnel involved goal is to find out as to what would happen what the cause of death at a realaccident andwhat is," Snow told the group. goes through their minds "It's actually not to figure as they are tending to peo- out what the cause of the ple whom they often know accident was." He admit- from their small commu- ted though that the cause nity. of death can occasionally Dr. Snow talked about play a role in determining his role as a coroner, but the cause of the accident. being in a rural area, he EMT Peggy Dunblazier also may be needed to explained their role at the treat victims as an MD if scene. Dr. Steven Snow, a Lincoln County deputy coroner, interviewed Nate Duus about gets an assist from the firemen in lifting the "victim" into the what he saw of the accident. r (' "We're typically the first personnel to respond]:'your head:' over the years how a day! < on scene," Dunblazier ex- Officer Eric Bloch toldJohnson also spoke begins perfectly normal," plained. "We assess what the students that even ah, out his role in the acci- Johnson said. "We wake ..... has happened: an d ':t 3r ' ' though he has onl z been in d t,-an l, the fact that as up, drink our coffee ,,laa i get enough informati6fi'f6 t6wfl a sh6rf tim ,' Eefies .... h funeral director, he does on our pants and cobb , " see if we need to call for like this in real life are hard a helicopter or additional onhim. In this instance the to what happened in the EMS response we'll call driver was distracted by mock accident. from surrounding areas." texting on her phone. "I've been in funeral ser- Dunblazier told the group "It is nothing for us to vice for over 20 years, and that typically on an acci- subpoena phone records I cannot emphasize to you dent like the one they wit- to see what time that last enough that these are not nessed they would have text was and what time the the calls we like to get," he called for additionalhelp, call came in," Bloch said. told the students. "Look- "Normally we would "Our investigation starts ing back at the [mock] ac- only take one victim per that way." cident, I think about how ambulance," she said. In the mock accident, real it was because I know She told the group that there was one fatalitypor- that these people have they are allvolunteers and trayed, makingtheofficer's been there and done that that working in emergen- job more uncomfortable,before and just seeing the cies in a small community "The worst part about emotions that they were can hit home hard. this," Bloch said, "we would going through, how realis- 'Tk crash such as this is be giving the death notifi- tic it was." very emotional for all of cation to the family. Now, Occasionally in an acci- us," Dunblazier admitted. I've had to do that a few dent with a fatality, John- "Odds are we know you. times in my career. It is not son explained that the law We are inyour community pleasant. We go through a enforcement on hand may and we know you. It can lot ofemotions with family ask for an autopsy to de- be really hard to continue members." termineifthere are chemi- working when you know Bloch said thattoo manycals in the bloodl the person." people text and drive. "When an autopsy is or- Dunblaziersaidthatnor- "It is amazing when I'mdered, we drive the body really it takes about three driving down the streets, to Ramsey County over in minutes to get from their how many people are St. Paul where the foren- jobstothe ambulance, and texting," Bloch told the sics takes over and does then respond within five group. "They will have the exam," Johnson re- minutes of being paged, their phone up here on the vealed. "Then they release "Ifyounoticed, time kind steering wheel. I can tell the bodybackto us and we of stops when you are in- when I'm meeting some- followthe family'sinstruc- volved in a crash like this," body if their eyes are on tions as to what happens Dunblazier said. "Every- the road. It's summer. It's next." thing goes in slow motion, prom season. You have got Johnson warned that life [In your mind] it just takes to pay attention. You really can be fragile and things forever [for emergency do. Be careful. Be safe. Use can change fast. "I've been awestruck Actions Required by Law: v' Clean all aquatic plants, zebra mussels, and other prohibited invasive species from your boat, trailer, and equipment before leaving a water access. v' Drain water from boat, livewell, and portable bait containers before leaving a water access. Remove drain plugs and keep out while transporting boat. v' Dispose of unwanted bait - including minnows, leeches, and worms in the trash. HITCHHIKERS!TM FOR MORE INFORMATION Lincoln County Environmental 221 North Wallace Avenue Ivanhoe, MN 56142 507-694-1344 EWR_188_l 4 not like to get calls similar our hair and then the thing we know our en e world and our family/is turned upside down by n accident:' i Johnson told the gr&p that accidents due to t~x- ring and chemical c n- sumption are preventa e. "We can be situation ly aware and say this sitUa- tion is not good. My focus right now is the responsi- bility of piloting and clp- raining this 2,000-pored bullet that is the veh!fle. Not only is our life at stike but could we live with t if we hit a pedestrian thai is a child?" Johnson asl~d. "Could we live with hitt~g another car that perhaps is carrying a family w~h young children, ma)be some live, maybe soOe die? So I think just tiis awesome responsibi]ty we have just as driversDn the road, we owe it to o}r- selves, and we owe itto Oar fellow man just to focusDn the task at hand." 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