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SELGA & SA Metropolitan Fire Service – MFS Road Awareness Program RAP is back.

RAP is returning to Mount Gambier for a community event for one night only at the Dress Circle upstairs in Mount Gambier’s Main Corner complex on Wednesday 6th May 2015.

Don’t be misled, this is not a hip hop performance but a confronting, hard hitting program that can and has changed the culture of many of our road users, young and old.
The Mount Gambier Community session is in addition to the annual program of visits that the Metropolitan Fire Service fire fighters take to senior secondary students throughout the Limestone Coast. It is regarded as one measure that has brought about positive change resulting in a significant reduction in fatalities in the 16-19 year old age group in South Australia, a measure that can also applied to older road users.

Rod Campbell from SAMFS is a long time champion of RAP which has been delivered throughout South Australia not only to secondary schools, but individual businesses, business groups, sporting clubs and community groups as well as interstate drawing glowing praise from business, AFL Clubs and cricket academies. “It’s about changing the culture, having people recognise whether they are really responsible drivers or whether they just think they are. We pull no punches; we can’t in our graphic and emotional presentation. What we have seen are people of all ages leaving uplifted and empowered to make positive changes in their driving behaviour when on our roads. It also leads to them applying positive peer pressure amongst their circle of friends.”

MFS Road crash coordinators who have removed countless road crash victims from vehicles in their career will be supported in this presentation by Marcus Johnstone. Marcus is a road crash survivor who recounts his powerful story as how his life was impacted and the lives of his family, his passengers and their families were changed in an instant forever.

As Ms Sophie Crauford, a local business owner and parent who attended last Year’s community RAP session recalled: “I was most impressed with their message and left believing that it was highly relevant to everyone in our community, but disappointed that there were so few attending to hear it. “I urge people to register and not miss this year’s RAP.”

Source:- SELGA and SAMFS

Contacts: Rod Campbell, SA Metropolitan Fire Service (SAMFS) Mob: 0435 809 037 Dave Colliar, Limestone Coast Regional Commander SAMFS Mob: 0457 299 979
SELGA: Rob Forgan, Regional Community Road Safety Officer Mob: 0408 673 113

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