Monday, October 25, 2010

Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Annual Full Scale Exercise -VICTIMS

Virginia Railway Express (VRE) will be conducting its annual full scale
exercise on November 13, 2010. Each year VRE simulates a train related
emergency with VRE crew and passengers (volunteers). During this
simulation, local first responders test their skills in responding to a
situation on a VRE train. This year's exercise will take place in
Springfield, VA. We are looking for volunteers to be victims of this
simulated train emergency.

The emergency exercise will be held on Saturday November 13, 2010.
Volunteer victims need to arrive by 6:30 AM. The full scale drill will
last till 1PM.

The exercise will require that you are on board a stationary VRE train.
We will put theatrical make up to simulate injuries on select
volunteers. You will be given index cards (triage card) noting your
"injuries", if any. We ask that you dress in comfortable clothing and
covered shoes as you will be required to walk on uneven surfaces near
railroad tracks.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept children under the age of 10 years as
volunteers. We will require that each participant sign a "Release of
Claim" form in order to participate in the exercise. Volunteer victims
who are younger than 18 years will need their parent/guardian's
signature on the "Release of Claim" form.
Interested in joining us? Drop us a line at gotrains@vre.org. The
deadline to respond is November 5, 2010. Please put Volunteer Victim in
your subject line and provide us with the full name, email address and
emergency contact phone number for each of the volunteer victims. Please
note if the volunteer victim is an adult (18 years and older).

We will provide you with more details of the location, times and other
details on November 10, 2010.