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 May 10th, 2011  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara teams up with county School District and Southern Eagle Distributing to present "Street Smart" Wednesday at three county schools
St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara has teamed up with the St. Lucie County School District and Southern Eagle Distributing to present a program on the dangers of teen drinking to three schools Wednesday.

The program is called "Street Smart," and it will take place Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Treasure Coast High School, 12:30 p.m. at St. Lucie West Centennial High School and Southern Oaks Middle School at 3 p.m.

"Street Smart provides a powerful message to teen-agers, delivered by Miami-Dade County firefighters and paramedics dedicated to reducing teen injuries and fatalities in car crashes," Sheriff Mascara said. "We than Southern Eagle Distributing for underwriting the program."

Miami-Dade firefighters and paramedics have formed a non-profit group called "Stay Alive from Education" (S.A.F.E.), a non-profit organization to bring the anti-drinking message to teen-agers.

The Street Smart program uses factual information, medical equipment and demonstrations designed to provide a life-like look at the consequences of irresponsible actions such as drinking and driving.

The program helps students to become familiar with emergency medical procedures used at crash scenes, which can help reduce the fear of the unknown in the event that teens are involved in trauma experiences. This will benefit young people as well as first responders.

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