Thursday, June 18, 2009

Victim Opportunities

We have some exciting opportunities to volunteer as victims coming up in the next few weeks.

Friday June 26-Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department is asking for victims from 0800-1400. Report to the Academy grounds. This is similar to the drill at Herndon High School last year. Those who participated then know what a good time that was!

Wednesday July 8-The National Burn Center and the good folks from GWU Hospital are conducting a class for the county paramedics. This is really informative for the victim. The scenario covers an incident where the hospital is unable to receive a burn victim and the paramedic needs to assume the role of a doctor. Thought you knew burn care? Location is the Fairfax City Fire Dept from 1230 to 1530, all indoors. Contact Tom Olander at and copy actors.

Saturday July 11-CERT's don't forget the Pentagon decon drill organized by our Arlington Co CERT members. See earlier posts.

All victims should be at least 16 years old. Wear clothing that can get dirty and ripped. Always bring a water bottle and wear sunscreen. Closed end shoes required. The 7/8 Burn drill requests male victims due to the 'hands on' training. The little time you donate goes a long way in providing realistic training for our first responders!

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