Dozens of volunteers needed for emergency exercise at KCI

Simulated accident happening on May 16

If you have a flair for the dramatic and a burning desire to serve your community, then you may want to consider signing up to participate in a full-scale disaster exercise on May 16 at Kansas City International Airport.

This exercise will test the community’s ability to respond to and manage an aircraft-related emergency, so volunteer participation is essential. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and should plan to be onsite from 7 a.m. to noon.

Ten volunteers with moulage skills are needed to create the special effects that will simulate passenger injuries and provide a sense of realism to the exercise. Moulage supplies will be provided and the artists are welcome to stick around to play the role of a victim or they may leave after the makeup application is complete.

Up to 100 volunteers are needed to serve as “victims” of a major aircraft accident on the airfield or as their friends and relatives in the airport terminal or at a family assistance center near the airport.

Parking and a staging area assignment will be available at Terminal A, which has been closed since 2014. Lunch also will be provided after the event.

Please RSVP to participate. Anyone interested should contact Exercise Volunteer Coordinator Karen Penn at Karen.Penn@kcmo.org or 816-243-3146.

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