Athletes Get Street Smart

May 11, 2010

Fullerton, Calif. - The value of making good decisions was graphically displayed for Cal State Fullerton student-athletes Tuesday night in Titan Gym when they heard the 'Street Smart' presentation from Stay Alive from Education (S.A.F.E.).

Orlando, Florida, paramedics Chris Stocks and Joe McCluan took the audience through real-life situations that often precede traumatic events, which most often are auto accidents for age group 14 to 25 years. They displayed photographs and video from fatal auto crashes depicting the damage caused to a body unrestrained because seat belts were not utilized.

Bryan Luther, a sprinter on the men's track team, was the "volunteer" who was walked through a party sequence with some bad decisions and what kind of treatment he could expect after an accident involving a potentially lethal mix of poor judgment, distraction and non-restraint. He was strapped to a board to prevent further spinal injuries and subjected to a variety of emergency room procedures.

The paramedics went through a real-life sequence of initial response procedures ranging from "dead on arrivals" to extricating victims with multiple trauma. Demonstrated were the techniques and implements such as needles, syringes and catheters necessary to keep a patient alive, often administered without pain killers due to side effects to vital blood pressure.

S.A.F.E. is a non-profit organization created by firefighter/paramedics in Florida who are dedicated to reducing injuries and fatalities. The presentation at Fullerton was underwritten by Straub Distributing Co. of Tustin.

Visit www.streetsmartprogram.com for further information.

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Total Slides 3 : Active Index 1 : Last Slide Divs 2

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Thu Oct 19
TBA
Cal State Fullerton
at ITA Regionals
San Diego, Calif. I All Day
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Thu Oct 19
7:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at Cal Poly
-3
Fri Oct 20
5:00 PM
Titan Invitational
Fullerton, Calif. | Titan Track Complex
-2
Fri Oct 20
TBA
Cal State Fullerton
at ITA Regionals
San Diego, Calif. I All Day
-2
Sat Oct 21
TBA
Cal State Fullerton
at ITA Regionals
San Diego, Calif. I All Day
-2
Sat Oct 21
7:00 PM
UC Riverside
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Sat Oct 21
10:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at Hawai'i
-2
Sun Oct 22
TBA
Cal State Fullerton
at ITA Regionals
San Diego, Calif. I All Day
-2
Sun Oct 22
5:00 PM
UC Santa Barbara
at Cal State Fullerton
TV: ESPN3
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Mon Oct 23
TBA
Cal State Fullerton
at ITA Regionals
San Diego, Calif. I All Day
-2
Wed Oct 25
7:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at CSUN
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Thu Oct 26
7:00 PM
Hawai'i
at Cal State Fullerton
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No Event
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