These aren’t happening IN West Seattle, but the recruiting notice for volunteers to help with two drills is shared by WSB’er LyndaB, and given our peninsula’s leadership role as a hotbed of disaster preparedness, somebody out there just might want to help. And the volunteers for the first one can be as young as 14 – high-school students, that means community-service credit! Read on:
Here’s the notice shared by Lynda, as circulated by Tamlyn Thomas from the University of Washington Medical Center:
We have two big disaster drills coming up. For both drills we really need people who can be pretend injured patients. Having a good number of volunteer victims for a disaster drill makes the exercise a lot more realistic and lets us learn a lot more from the experience.
If you are not working those days and would like to help out or if you know someone else who would enjoy volunteering is this very unusual way it would be much appreciated! This is a great way for high school students to get credit for their required volunteer hours to the community. Age limit: Must be at least 14 for the August 26 exercise. Must be 18 or older for the Sept. 7th exercise.
To volunteer please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 206.598.2837 and leave a message with your name and contact info.
Mass Casualty Exercise, August 26
The drill is from 1200-1500. If you really want to get into it, you can be made up with moulage (fake injury make-up/effects). You would need to be here earlier from 1000-1200.
Decontamination Drill, September 7th, 0630-0900
Volunteers are needed to go into the showers and get scrubbed down by the Decontamination Team. The water is warm and you get to wear scrubs while being decontaminated.
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