“Survivors” will have an opportunity to show off their acting skills at the Nov. 18 disaster simulation drill. Courtesy of Christina Brugman

Volunteer ‘survivors’ needed for realistic CERT drill Nov. 18

The Kirkland Community Emergency Response Team needs 32 volunteers for its final simulation drill in mid-November, in which newly trained CERT participants demonstrate their disaster skills.

The drill is on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Kirkland City Hall. Volunteers will begin between 7:10-9:45 a.m., depending in which role they choose.

CERT needs five volunteers to help set up the facility to make it look like a disaster occurred and 27 more to play as “survivors” of the disaster. CERT hires a professional make-up artist to apply moulage make-up and prosthetics to realistically simulate injuries.

Playing a “survivor” is an all-day role, and they must stay for the duration of the drill, which ends at 3 p.m.

Snacks, beverages and pizza for lunch will be provided.

For more information and to register, visit www.KirklandCERT.com.

CERT is seeking 27 volunteers to play “survivors” in the Nov. 18 disaster simulation drill. Courtesy of Christina Brugman

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