Actors Local to Maryland for Volunteer EPLEX 2020 Project


Mass Causality Preparedness Mock Up

Location: LOCAL CASTING CALL or IF YOUR IN Maryland area (bwi)

Type: Educational

Baltimore Washington International Thur good Marshall (BWI Marshall) Airport
EPLEX 2020 Call for Volunteers and Information Sheet

Event Description: The BWI Marshall Airport and Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is hosting the 2020 EPLEX Full Scale Exercise on May 2, 2020. EPLEX is designed to test and validate the airport’s ability to respond to an airplane crash. At least 100 actors are being recruited to play the roles of plane crash patients, friends and family seeking information about plane crash victims, and to play the roles of media and “other” interested parties through the exercise sim-cell. Actor’s have the responsibility to make this exercise as realistic as possible by acting out their assigned role. Remember, emergency res ponders are depending on you in order to conduct training. The most important thing about the volunteer program is to have fun. Volunteers will learn about emergency response and how Fire/EMS operations are conducted. Lite breakfast and lunch will be provided for all volunteers.

Once your volunteer registration form is processed, you will receive an email with further directions and exercise waiver forms. Thank you again for your interest in volunteering for the BWI EPLEX!

Exercise Schedule:
6:00am Volunteer Actors Check-In Begins
8:00am Volunteer Briefing and Safety Review
8:10am Friends and Family Volunteer Actors Shuttled to Terminal
8:30am Crash Site Volunteer Actors Placed
12:30pm Exercise Ends
12:30pm Lunch Served/Hot Wash/Feedback Forms Collected
1:00pm End of day

Volunteer Registration Form:

Volunteer Participation:
Participation is limited to those 16 years of age and older.
Anyone younger than 18 years of age must have a waiver form filled out and signed by a parent or guardian prior to the exercise.
All volunteers for EPLEX are required to pre-register using the provided link.
Sign-in will begin at 6:00 AM at the Gold Lot of the BWI Marshall Aiport. Volunteers will receive specific instructions for parking through email.
Prior to the exercise MEMA will provide a volunteer waiver form to all registered volunteers via email. Please sign and bring this form with you to the exercise.
At the end of the exercise, no later than 1:00 PM, volunteers will be right back where they started their day and can leave after the debrief session.
Safety Considerations
For your safety, volunteers should consider the following:
Wear closed toed, sturdy shoes. Volunteers will not be permitted to participate in the exercise without closed toed shoes.
Dress accordingly for the weather and in layers. The exercise will be conducted rain or shine, so be prepared for changing weather conditions.
Wear durable clothing and closed-toed shoes. We recommend that you wear clothing that you do not mind getting dirty as well as closed-toed shoes.There is a possibility that you may be asked to lie on the ground or have make-up applied to your person and/or clothing for realistic recreations of injuries.
Water and Snacks: It’s a long day and we recommend bringing a refillable water bottle with you and snacks.
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Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: LOCAL CASTING CALL or IF YOUR IN Maryland area (bwi)
Please submit to: See above

This casting notice was posted by: MEMA


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