First responder video filmed on Maine Turnpike

Posted Sept. 13, 2011, at 4:42 p.m.

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Officials say motorists who saw a commotion off the Maine Turnpike in Kennebunk were witnessing Hollywood-style action, not a real emergency.

The Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission hired a video production company to film an eight-minute video to train first responders on how to close lanes, position their vehicles and establish safety in several different emergency response scenarios.

The Journal Tribune says the film was funded by the commission and a grant from the Maine Turnpike Authority. Filming began Monday in Kennebunk. Shooting will continue Thursday and Friday.

The scenarios in the video will include when ambulances, tow trucks or firetrucks are necessary at the scene of an accident, when a car is totaled, and getting drivers to safety.

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Information from: Journal Tribune, journaltribune.com.

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