First responders, a
helicopter and safety demonstrations will be on display Monday, Sept. 12, from
4-6 p.m. at Southeast Community College’s Beatrice Campus, south of the Kennedy
Student Center. The event is held each year to bring safety awareness to
students, faculty and staff.
Members of the Beatrice
Police Department, Gage County Sheriff’s Office and Beatrice Fire and Rescue
will be participating. In addition, there will be a hot line demonstration from
Norris Public Power District, the Star Care medical helicopter and a distracted
driving presentation, among other activities.
SCC admissions counselor and
testing coordinator Casey Holsing has endured close to a dozen surgeries as a
result of being hit by a distracted driver in 2020, and the medical bills keep
adding up. She will hold a 45-minute presentation on the dangers and different
types of distracted driving.
“People don’t realize how
your life can change in one second based on the decisions you make while
driving,” she said.
The event is free to the
public, and SCC staff and faculty who attend will earn one safety credit.