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Trauma Night gets kids familiar with emergency personnel

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PALMYRA, Mo. (WGEM) -

A wrecked car, firefighters, and a helicopter...it was all part of a scenario to give kids in Palmyra an up-close look at what happens immediately following an accident.

The staged scene was part of "Trauma Night", an event put on by the Awana youth group at Mission Hill Baptist Church.

Kids got a chance to see the aftermath of an accident, where two people were removed from a crashed vehicle, and given medical attention.

The event's organizers hope it helps kids get more comfortable around emergency personnel.

"We wanted the boys and girls to see that people care about them, and when something happens, there's people there that are going to meet their medical needs, as well as whatever other needs that they have," says Chuck Mayrand, Awana Club Commander.

This wasn't the first time the youth group got a chance to be around some firefighters.  Last week, they learned about fire safety in a mobile smoke house.

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