Saturday, August 2, 2008

Montgomery County CERT needs some victims!

Hi folks!
One of our local area CERT teams need victims for an upcoming exercise. If your'e interested in participating; please contact Montgomery county,MD CERT member Bob Wirth. He can be reached at

CERT Membership - Volunteers are needed as victims
Event: Hands-On Training - Mock Emergency Scenarios (HOT MES)
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2008 (NOTE DATE CHANGE requested by MCFRS)
Time: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM (you can stay a few hours or the entire time)
Location: Montgomery County Public Service Training Academy (PSTA), 9710 Great Seneca Highway, Rockville, Maryland Google Map

Dress: For a number of scenarios, Fire/Rescue personnel will use a variety of make-up (moulage) to replicate injuries (bleeding, bruises, broken bones, and etc.). Wear old clothes and comfortable footwear.

Meal: You will have the opportunity to share an excellent meal with the recruits and their families. Cost is $5.00.

Report To: Captain Stacey Jones, Recruit Training Coordinator, PSTA

This is an event where recruit class #32 is put to the test running 25 - 30 emergency response scenarios. Scenarios include medical services calls and working fires. The command bus will be operational and members of the Montgomery County Police Department will also be participating. It is also a special time for the recruit's family members who will watch their soon-to-be firefighters in action.

Volunteer victims will be assigned scenarios in which they will act out specific roles - drunk, heart attack, mental issues, falls, and etc. No acting skills are required and you can be creative. You may have the opportunity to be transported in an EMS unit or be carried down the stairs on a stretcher. It is an excellent event for interaction between CERT members and Fire/Rescue personnel.

Questions: Contact CERT member Bob Wirth, who has participated as a volunteer victim in the past. He can be reached at

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