MFS Firefighter Josh Byerlee recently travelled to the Eyre Peninsula as part of the MFS Road Awareness Program (RAP). He was joined by Guest Presenter and road crash survivor Yudhi Mohan-Ram.

The pair presented RAP to schools and businesses in Cleve, Port Lincoln and Tumby Bay. Local MFS and CFS firefighters and SES personnel also attended some of the school visits.

RAP focuses on the role of all road users, encouraging and empowering students to speak up against selfish behaviours. An integral feature of RAP includes emotional presentations from road crash survivors who implore the students to learn from their experience.

Yudhi was T-boned whilst on his motorbike, leaving him in a coma for 46 days with a 10% chance of survival. His injuries prevent him from working full time so he instead spends his time volunteering. He is determined to focus on educating young drivers through the MFS RAP. His presentation highlights that taking just one risk on the road can have major consequences.

Josh and Yudhi were both extremely impressed by the engagement level shown by students. The pair would like to thank staff and students from Cleve Area School, Port Lincoln High School, St Joseph's School, Navigator College, Tumby Bay Area School. The MFS looks forward to seeing you again next year!

The program is funded by the State Government and is generously supported by sponsors the RAA, Think! Road Safety, the Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation (APFF) charity and SA Power Networks (SAPN).

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Pic: MFS Firefighter Josh Byerlee, road crash survivor Yudhi Mohan-Ram, CFS/SES personnel and students from Cleve Area School.