We saw as well and knew in advance since one of our number is a Fairfax CERT member. But, all of our youth are working at Goshen this summer. Bill Stewart ...Message 1 of 3 , Jun 18View SourceWe saw as well and knew in advance since one of our number is a Fairfax CERT member. But, all of our youth are working at Goshen this summer.
On 6/18/2013 12:14, Stephen Markle wrote:
I looked at it. Have to be at least 14 yrs old to participate. Most T301 14+s are at Philmont. Thought about it.
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On Jun 18, 2013, at 11:18, Joe Pallone <joepallone@...> wrote:
Scout, Crew, Varsity, and Team Leaders--
· Be a victim. The big multi-state CERT Emergency Preparedness exercise is coming up on Sunday, June 30 in Lorton and you and your Scouts can be victims. See what a large-scale emergency response looks like and how it is conducted by being an integral part of the operation. Earn 6.5 community service hours. Complete Requirement 7 of Emergency Preparedness merit badge. Go home with your wound makeup on and tell everyone you’re a Zombie. See info and schedule below. Go ahead, click on the link and register now.
· In case you missed Roundtable last week, the announcements are attached.
· Reminder, no RT in July. Next RT is August 14 and it will be good for all leaders and your Join Scouting Night coordinator to attend.
· Keep meeting, go to camp, have your annual planning conference, and stay hydrated.
From: Joe Pallone [mailto:joepallone@...]
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2013 10:50 AM
Cc: Jeffrey.Katz@...; Richardson, Steve CIV OIG, OIG
Subject: Call for Victim Volunteers--June 30
Scout, Venturing, Varsity leaders,
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue is hosting an important emergency response training session for CERT teams from VA, MD, and DE on June 30. The County has asked us to help by providing "victims" for the drill. They need at least 100 "victims" so that gives you an idea of the scale of this exercise. This is a great opportunity for your Scouts (age 15 and older) and adults to be made up with fake blood and wounds, and play the role of victims with specific injuries for the drill. Most importantly, your Scouts will be able to
a. See what large scale emergency response looks like and how it is performed,
b. Observe and learn from professional emergency responders and trained adult volunteers, and
c. Provide an important civic and community service.
Note: This would meet requirement 7 for Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge, Take part in an emergency service project, either a real one or a practice drill, with a Scouting unit or a community agency. Why not think about leveraging the CERT drill as a merit badge opportunity for your older Scouts?
The requirement is to show up with a consent form (attached, one for adults, one for minors) at 7:00 a.m. sharp on Sunday, June 30, get made up, get your part, act your part, and go home around 1:00. For those who need service credit, that is 6.5 hours. Lunch is provided. Just a suggestion, this is also a great opportunity for Scouts to bring their friends, older siblings, parents, and any pesky in-laws who may be visiting. Note the details below on clothing, water, etc. Please respond directly to actors@... for more information and to register.
For more information on Fairfax County CERT, http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/oem/citizencorps/cert.htm
Original thread, details and information:
CERT CON Exercise
June 30, 2013 - Call for Victim Volunteers
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a system of training citizens to respond to large scale emergencies within their own neighborhood when the resources of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue system have been overwhelmed. These citizens are trained in the absence of a fire department response to mobilize and organize a rescue team for their community. CERT CON is a regional convention of CERT members gathered to train, refresh and learn new skills. CERT teams from Virginia, DC, Maryland Delaware and other areas will be attending.
We are in need of people to play the role of "victims" for this drill. As a victim you will be expected to play your role as realistically as possible. You will receive "make-up" to show "wounds" and will have fake blood placed on your clothes. As such, please dress for the elements (we have the drill rain or shine) as you will be waiting outside to be found, in clothes that you can get very dirty, stained, and possibly even torn. You must wear long pants and closed end shoes, due to the location, we cannot make exceptions to this rule. Some of you may also be called upon to assist the rescuers in performing their duties. You may participate in any way you feel comfortable.
This is a very exciting opportunity to help your community. Live "victims" are essential to providing high quality training, and you'll learn quite a bit too! We'll even throw in lunch afterwards
You need to arrive at the Lorton Prison Complex, Youth Facility, 9845 Furnace Road Lorton VA 22079 (also known as Landfill Drive) by 7:00 am. We'll have signs posted on the roads to direct you too. The drill should be completed by no later than 1pm. We'll need you to participate for the entire time. However, if you need to leave early due to an emergency, just let a facilitator know so we can account for you. Due to limited parking, it is requested that you carpool as much as possible. You can use Google Map coordinates: 38.688709, -77.240732.
For further information, or to actually register to attend, please email actors@...
The schedule for the date usually goes something like this:
7:00 am (sharp) - Arrive and park. Check in. You'll be registered and your contact information taken. You'll be given a card with a set of "injuries" you are to act out.
You'll start in the makeup process. While this doesn't take much time, there is a wait to get through. The lead instructor will give you a brief presentation on safety issues, what to expect, and what CERT is all about! This is a great time to sign up for a class!
7:30am - 8:30am - You'll be escorted to the area that you'll be "trapped" or laying.
9:00pm - The Drill begins. The rescuers will search, sort the victims by severity, extricate those that are trapped, and transport all victims to a treatment area.
NOON - Lunch, debrief, "thank-you" from the students and Victim checkout.
We prefer adults, but will gladly accept minors 15 years and older with signed parental consent (attached) with a full understanding of what's involved. At checkout, those that would like them can receive a certificate signifying 6.5 hours of community service provided.
REQUIREMENTS: You must wear long pants and closed end shoes---no exceptions here! Also bring a water bottle for the exercise and a folding chair for lunch (put your name on your chair). Bring iPods, phones or any electrics may get wet or damaged so if you bring them be prepared to protect them. Also wear sunscreen and bug repellant is recommended.
Jeffrey F. Katz
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue
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