‘Trauma Fest’ brings awareness to trauma incidents

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Upstate Trauma center hosted the second annual Trauma Fest on Wednesday to bring awareness to a number of issues.

The event featured a distracted driving simulator, an inflatable brain and the Syracuse Fire Department’s smoke trailer. There was also food and t-shirts available for sale.

There were also representatives from the Clark Burn Center, AMR and University Police to offer expert advice.

“We want to put ourselves out of business. We want to prevent people from getting injuries. People can wear seatbelts. Don’t text and drive. If you’re doing outdoor water activities, wear a life jacket. The most important thing, don’t couple alcohol with risky activities. Alcohol is responsible for 50 percent of traumatic injuries nationwide,” said Jolene Kittle, Trauma Program Manager.

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