Lathrop Manteca Fire District

This is program is sponsored by various businesses in our community, and takes a complete partnership to make possible.  Thank you to all who help make this program possible!

About E-15


The LMFD is a proud participant in this unique program that shares with adolescents the consequences of Driving under the influence of controlled substances- be it alcohol, drugs, or even distracted driving.

This is easily one of the most impactful programs that the LMFD participates in.  In fact members go above and beyond by providing mentoring time, team building, meals, role play, and various other question and answer periods during this one of a kind event.

A majority of your students come away with an experience that is seldom forgotten regarding the ill effects of drinking and driving.

"Dear Mom and Dad, every fifteen minutes someone in the United States dies from an alcohol related traffic collision, and today I died. I never had the chance to tell you......."

Every 15 Minutes (E-15)

EVERY 15 MINUTES SUMMARY REPORT
FEBRUARY, 2001

This summary includes the responses of students designated as the "living dead" or who participated as part of the crash scene in the Every 15 Minutes program during the 1999-2000 school year.

Participants:

  • 1198 participants completed pre and post tests from 47 high schools
  • 539 were male and 654 were female
  • age range was 14-20 years of age with an average age of 16.74 years
  • 5.2% of the students were freshmen; 6.9% were sophomores; 37% were juniors; and 50.4% were seniors
  • time between pre and post tests ranged from 19 to 118 days with an average of 58 days


Statistically Significant Results from Pre to Post tests:
Program Evaluation:
On a scale of 1-5, students were asked to rate the meaningfulness of the different components of the program. They are listed here with the most meaningful to the least meaningful. (5 being most meaningful)

Event / Goal Rating

  • Memorial Assembly 4.02  
  • Learning about the grief process 3.68
  • Retreat 3.53  
  • Understanding my own vulnerability 3.46   
  • Legal aspects of drinking and driving 3.42
  • Hearing from professionals 3.41
  • Collision scene/arrest 3.33
  • Obituary 3.00
  • Being pulled out of class 2.44

Findings:
students decreased the number of daily and weekly drinking episodes
less likely to drive when drinking
less likely to drive when they had drunk 3-4 drinks or 5 or more drinks
less likely to be a passenger with a driver who had been drinking
less likely to ride with a driver who had drunk 1-2 drinks or 3-4 drinks
more likely to watch how much their friends are drinking
more likely to worry about how much their friends are drinking
more likely to prevent their friends from driving when the friends are drinking
more likely to talk with their own parents about drinking
more likely to talk with a teacher about drinking
more likely to designate a non-drinking driver
more likely to buckle their seat belts
more likely to monitor their own intake of alcohol
more likely to call for a ride home rather than drink and drive
more likely to choose not to drink
more likely to take some ones keys or hand over their keys if drinking
less likely to engage in drinking games
less likely to binge drink
more likely to walk home rather than drive
more likely to get a ride home rather than drink and drive
more likely to write a contract with parents regarding circumstances of drinking and driving behavior

Statistically Significant Results from Pre to Post test for Parents:
More prepared to control or prevent alcohol problems
More confident teenager does not drink and drive

Program Evaluation:
On a scale of 1-4, parents were asked to rate the meaningfulness of the different components of the program. They are listed here with the most meaningful to the least meaningful:

Event / Goal Rating:
Child learning about the grief process 3.75
Child learning legal aspects of drinking and driving 3.63
Child understanding their own vulnerability 3.53
Memorial Assembly 3.11
Letter writing/reading 2.98
Hearing from professionals 3.56
Obituary 2.51
Death notification 2.50

Date collected and analyzed by:
Judith A. Bordin, Ph.D.
Professor, Child Development Program
California State University, Chico