Friday, April 1, 2016

$45 dollar credit card-style gift card. Volunteers Needed for District-wide Emergency Management Exercise on May 18, 2016

Volunteer Role Players Needed
Persons with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs for District-wide Emergency Management Exercise

On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the District will be host to the ‘District of Columbia 2016 Full- Scale Exercise.’ The exercise, which is designed to assess our emergency response capabilities, will simulate a train derailment and hazardous chemical spill. Several District agencies will exercise at multiple locations throughout the city and focus on first response capabilities, activating the District Emergency Operations Center, and conducting shelter operations.

Our goal is to make this exercise as realistic as possible and we would like to make sure that the players are a good representation of our whole community. As a result, we are asking individuals to volunteer as role players on the day of the exercise. These ‘actors’ will portray displaced personnel that need to seek refuge at a shelter.

Our total recruitment goal is 30 volunteer role players for persons with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. No experience required! All role players must be 18 years of age or older. All volunteer role players will receive morning refreshments, lunch, afternoon refreshments and a $45 dollar credit card-style gift card.  

For more information regarding the exercise and to register as a role player, please visit the following link:

For difficulties accessing the link and/or reasonable accommodations in support of registration please contact Sarah Kessler at 703-518-9982 or
Registering as a role player does not guarantee selection for participation in the exercise; all participants must successfully pass a background check and complete a DC HSEMA participant waiver form. 

Providing your date of birth is a requirement for the background check.

More information will be provided to individuals that pass the background check.

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