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Emergency personnel from the Perham fire, police and EMS departments were on the scene of a mock crash outside of Perham High School last Thursday, along with a member of the Minnesota State Patrol and a Life Flight helicopter out of Fargo, N.D. Several students volunteered to play ‘victims’ of the crash, while their peers looked on. Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS

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The blood and injuries were fake, but almost everything else was real at the mock crash at Perham High School last week.

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life and a cutter to get in to one of the damaged cars. Two student victims acted as through they’d been thrown from their car, since they hadn’t been wearing seatbelts. One student was taken away in a Life Flight helicopter while the other was placed in a body bag and loaded in to a hearse.

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