|At Lorton exercises, we can really make a mess and simulate "big and bad."|
|Does anyone else smell smoke?|
|Welcome to Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue's Lorton Training Site.|
|Views of the authentically damaged Lorton buildings.|
When filled with live victim actors wearing high-quality wound makeup, it's the most realistic training CERTs will get short of an actual disaster. (Also, all victim actors can come free! The more, the merrier! See the registration page for more info.)
|Does this bring back any memories? Reminder: It's just makeup.|
Also new this year, especially for our Local Neighborhood CERT Teams: You can register and respond as a team. Just choose the "Create a team" or "Join a team" options at signup. (And don't worry if you're not on a team, or you want to work with CERTs from other jurisdictions -- you can still sign up for the drill as an individual!)
For only $7 (victim actors pay nothing), you'll receive breakfast and lunch from one of Fairfax County Fire & Rescue's Canteen trucks, as well as the opportunity to take an exclusive tour of the Lorton Training Site used by Virginia Task Force 1.
For full details, visit our signup page: http://fairfax-cert-mci-drill.eventbrite.com/.
Sign up today and we'll see you at Lorton on June 6!
Joe Loong is a Blog Editor and Social Media Specialist for Fairfax County CERT. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org