On the corner of South Kanawha and Church streets in Beckley, a group of students gathers, chatting and examining an odd contraption.
The device is simple enough. There’s a tall telescoping pole attached to a railing. It’s got a plastic box at about knee height and a little electronic bauble at the top. It doesn’t look like much, but on this chilly morning and in the hands of this crew, it’s got the potential to save lives.