The El Dorado Hills Fire Department has released  the premiere of “Kyle’s Story,” a compelling documentary that explores the serious consequences of not wearing a helmet through the personal journey of a local teenager Kyle Benton. 

The film premiered on the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s Facebook page Thursday and is now available free to view on online as the department seeks to educate the community on the important subject, 

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“Kyle’s Story” was inspired by a real incident that occurred in El Dorado Hills, where Kyle, a young and enthusiastic skater, suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling off his longboard without wearing a helmet. 

The documentary aims to raise awareness about the critical importance of helmet safety in preventing debilitating injuries and to promote community-wide commitment to safety.

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“With this documentary, we hope to highlight not just the risks associated with recreational activities like skateboarding and biking, but also the real difference safety equipment can make,” said EDH Fire Chief Maurice Johnson. “‘Kyle’s Story’ is a poignant reminder of what is at stake and the simple measures we can take to protect our loved ones.”

Video: Watch the recently released documentary “Kyle’s Story” here

The documentary features interviews with first responders, medical experts and Kyle’s family, providing a firsthand look at the traumatic effects of TBIs and the lengthy recovery process. It also illustrates the broader impact on the community and the pivotal role of preventive measures. 

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“Kyle’s Story” is part of a larger initiative by the El Dorado Hills Fire Department to promote safety and preparedness in the community. Following the premiere, the department will host a series of educational programs and workshops focusing on helmet safety and injury prevention. 

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“We invite everyone to join us in viewing this important story and to share it with friends and family,” Johnson said.  “Awareness is the first step toward change, and together, we can work towards a safer future for all our residents.”

Folsom Times Staff
Author: Folsom Times Staff

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