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Shenandoah Airport Needs Volunteers for Potential Disaster Situation

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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport needs your help to help fulfill a requirement by reenacting a disaster.

It’s all to practice for an emergency situation at the airport in Weyer's Cave. The airport is holding a disaster drill next month, but to put it on they need dozens of volunteers. 
          
They’ll be doing a plane crash scenario with mass casualties, and volunteers will have to be willing to have fake blood splattered on them. 
     
The test is part of a Federal Aviation Administration requirement. The drill involves fire rescue from Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta, Rockingham and Harrisonburg.
     
A big focus of this is practicing the collaboration necessary for an emergency like this.

"This is to practice the plans we have in place. Every agency that's participating has a plan for an emergency, so practicing it works out any kinds of flaws or issues that we have during the drills that we can correct so we don't have that problem when we have the real incident," said Gary Craun an airport public safety official. 

If you want to play the role of victim they'll need you out on the tarmac at the Shenandoah Valley regional airport bright and early on October 1.
    
For more information on the event and how to volunteer click here. 

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