Volunteer Victim Actors Needed for Weekend CERT Exercise
Posted at 4:30 p.m.
Newly trained Fairfax County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and work together with seasoned CERT members in a training this Saturday, June 10, at Virginia Task Force One’s (VATF-1) training facility at the former Lorton Juvenile Detention Center.
From moulage — the art of applying mock injuries for the purpose of training emergency response teams and other medical and military personnel — to triage, CERT members will experience it all in this unique opportunity to practice their skills in a realistic full-scale exercise, allowing players to react to information and situations as they are presented.
Your Opportunity to Participate
If you’re not a CERT member, you can still participate. Volunteers are needed to play victim actors. Victim actors simulate specific roles during exercise play, typically victims or bystanders.
As a victim actor, you may be covered in theatrical make-up (moulage), could be lying in a damaged building waiting to be rescued or even looking for your imaginary friend. The scenarios you’ll participate in allow CERT responders to gain insight and learn to treat multiple victims in a short period of time.
- 7:30-8 a.m. ~ Victim actor check in
- 8-8:30 a.m. ~ Responder check in
- Late arrivals will not be admitted after 9 a.m.
If you’re interested, you need to register online and sign a waiver. Participants will receive lunch provided by one of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Canteen units.