Regina Police, Fire Department and EMS responded to a rather unusual car accident scene at the Canadian Blood Services building in Regina Wednesday.
The mock accident was to show the need for blood donations across Canada, and was also to launch the Sirens for Life campaign, where emergency response teams from Regina compete in a friendly competition to see who can donate the most within a 2 month period.
Fire Chief Layne Jackson says he hopes his team and their families join their efforts for the campaign.
“We greatly support the Sirens for Life campaign, and I’d like to encourage all our firefighters who are eager to compete in that campaign,” Jackson says. “I encourage all of our firefighters and their families to donate blood and we hope to have a strong showing in the Sirens for Life campaign.”
As for the mock accident, Regina Mayor Michael Fougere says the it really shows the need for blood donations.
“The mock accident we just saw here and the rescue demonstrates that people, at anytime, will need help,” Fougere says. “It’s important people think about yourself, your family, the needs you have or you may have in the future, where you need to have a blood transfusion and it isn’t there. It’s so important at anytime of year to certainly come out and make a donation.”
The Sirens for Life Campaign takes place starting Wednesday, and running until March 10th.