Volunteer Role Players Need – Washington DC, Emergency Management Exercise

As part of Mayor Bowser’s goal to make DC the safest big city in America, the District will host
the “District of Columbia 2015 Full Scale Exercise” on Thursday, December 10, 2015. Several
District agencies will participate in the exercise, which will simulate a hazardous materials event,
to assess the District’s emergency response capabilities. The exercise will be conducted at
multiple locations throughout the city and will focus on first responder, emergency operations
center, and shelter operations.
A key to making this exercise a success is the availability of individuals willing to act as
volunteer role players and victims on the day of the exercise. These “actors” will portray
individuals impacted by a simulated incident, such as a hazardous material spill, and will be
placed into one of three categories:
• Actors portraying injured individuals that need life saving treatment from first
• Actors portraying individuals contaminated by a simulated chemical spill and need to be
decontaminated by first responders (dry decontamination, no water will be used), and
• Actors portraying displaced personnel and need to seek refuge at a shelter.
No experience required! All volunteer role players must be 18 years of age or older. 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 Kasey Parr at 703-518-9982 or kparr@olsongroupltd.com.
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.