Paramedics join forces with police to educate school pupils on effects of knife crime

Paramedics join forces with police to educate school pupils on knife crime

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Stabbing demonstration in Derby

Paramedics have brought home the impacts of knife crime at a Derby school after creating a fake stabbing with the help of Derbyshire Police.

Pupils at Da Vinci secondary school took part in the demonstration as part of Project Zao which aims to discourage young people in the city from carrying knives.

A dramatisation of the immediate aftermath of a stabbing was re-enacted outside of the school entrance yesterday morning, including paramedics and Community First Responders (CFR) working on the ‘stab victim’ and the police making arrests and beginning their investigation.

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Demonstration of stabbing

The ambulance crew who attended were Kate Brown and Rowan Hussain, and they were joined by CFRs Derek Burnett, Emma Postma, John Bance and David Rodgers.

The day was a huge success and made a significant impression on the young people who took part. 

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Stabbing dramatisation at Derby School