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Hackensack Responders Show Youngsters Dangers Of DWI, Texting

Seniors were schooled on the roles played by the various responders. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Hackensack Fire Lt. Justin Derevyanik
Participants included city firefighters, police and EMS members, as well as those with Hackensack University Medical Center's Advanced Life Support and EMS units. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Hackensack Fire Lt. Justin Derevyanik
"This is a yearly event to remind the students that certain actions can affect the rest of their lives and the lives of other people who are involved." Photo Credit: COURTESY: Hackensack Fire Lt. Justin Derevyanik
Responders hoped they'd made an impression on the teens. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Hackensack Fire Lt. Justin Derevyanik

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Hackensack emergency responders united for a DUI/texting accident drill Thursday at Hackensack High School.

Seniors were schooled on the roles played by the various responders -- among them, city firefighters, police and EMS members, as well as those with Hackensack University Medical Center's Advanced Life Support and EMS units.

"This is a yearly event to remind the students that certain actions can affect the rest of their lives and the lives of other people who are involved," said Hackensack Fire Lt. Justin Derevyanik, who took the photos (above).

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