Are you ready for your close-up? Are you a burgeoning late-in-life thespian? Do you have visions of footlights dancing in your head?

Clearly, I'm kidding.

This may not be your springboard to stardom, but they need you anyway. And by "they," I mean Daviess County Emergency Management. The agency is planning to conduct a special exercise and needs volunteer actors and actresses.


The Daviess County Emergency Management Agency is a division of county government that takes the reins in the event of a disaster, natural or otherwise. Should the need arise, DCEMA will coordinate all manner of response efforts, from mitigation and preparedness to recovery. Training exercises are a frequent occurrence, like this one with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT):


On Wednesday, September 28th, Daviess County Emergency Management will be conducting an exercise with which they will need the help of volunteer actors and actresses. From DCEMA Facebook:

<div class="kvgmc6g5 cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x c1et5uql ii04i59q"><div dir="auto">Are you looking for an opportunity to get involved in helping Owensboro/Daviess County prepare for a disaster? Here it is!</div><div dir="auto"> </div></div><div class="cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x c1et5uql o9v6fnle ii04i59q"><div dir="auto">We need volunteers to become actors/actresses to help with an airport exercise on Wednesday, September 28th from 7:45 am until around 12 pm. Donuts and coffee will be provided at the airport.</div><div dir="auto"> </div></div><div class="cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x c1et5uql o9v6fnle ii04i59q"><div dir="auto">Please call 270-685-8448 for more information and to sign up.</div></div>


On the day of the event, volunteers will be transported from Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital via bus, ambulance, and possibly Owensboro Life Flight. While there, participants will be treated for simulated injuries and then taken back to the airport.

Although it appeared, from my early comments, that DCEMA was only looking for adults for this exercise, they actually WOULD love to get kids involved, as long as a parent or guardian 18 years of age or older is present.

This disaster preparedness exercise is not uncommon; the agency conducts one every three years.

And THIS year, they need you. It sounds like fun and it will do a world of good. Follow DCEMA on Facebook for more information and to stay up to date on how they are always helping our community.

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