Every 15 Minutes for Calistoga

The California Fire Prevention Organization, working in collaboration with The Safe Community Project and the City of Calistoga will develop an educational series and event for Calistoga teens that highlights the CHP’s Every 15 Minutes initiative.

The Every 15 Minutes program is a two-day program focusing on high school juniors and seniors, which challenges them to think about drinking, driving, personal safety, the responsibility of making mature decisions and the impact their decisions have on family, friends, their community, and many others.

Cal Fire Prevention produced an Every 15 Minutes program for Calistoga in 2018, and this is the second opportunity to teach teens about the dangers of drinking and driving. Typically, the two-day program includes a CHP or local police official reading an “obit” about a popular high school student (that everyone knows).

In the afternoon, a simulated traffic collision will be viewed by all high school students, including the “drunk” driver being arrested and the popular student being pronounced dead on scene by paramedics. Cal Fire Prevention is producing all of the visuals for this year’s Calistoga training – and is hopeful the program is as successful as it was the first time it was produced.