LDS Student Helps Emergency Service Agencies Prepare
SPRINGVILLE, UTAH -- An 18-year-old LDS student is helping the Utah
County Search and Rescue Team get prepared for mass casualty
scenarios. Trent Clifton, a Springville High School student, has
worked with the team for more than two years, making 16 backboards
for the emergency services agencies in the county. "It is really
important for us to have these boards, especially right now with the
Olympics coming," said Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Tom Hodgson.
"Clifton saw we had a need and he took it upon himself to fill that
need." Clifton spent about 30 hours creating the boards, but
acquiring money and materials for the project took much longer.
"Probably going door to door was the most difficult aspect of this
project for me," Clifton said. "I really don't like doing that." But
Clifton will face that same prospect soon. He plans to serve an LDS
Church mission before studying orthodonia at BYU.
18-year-old student, Scout helps team prep for disaster
Provo UT Daily Herald pgA2 12Jan02 P2
By Debra Jandreau