Feb 26

Volunteers Needed


Sussex Resilience Forum, Sussex Police, East and West Sussex Fire and Rescue services, South East Coast Ambulance, Local Authorities and other agencies are preparing an exercise to test the responding agencies to an incident in Sussex this year.  This will be a large exercise and we require a number of volunteers to help the emergency services, local authorities and partner agencies prepare to respond to emergencies and major incidents through Sussex.

Date 14th May 2014

Times (tbc) 12pm – 6.30pm approx

Location – Burgess Hill

Requirements – We are looking for a variety of role players to take part in this live exercise.  You will be given a specific role to play on the day and this may require you to simulate an injury, play a specific character or purely to be a person in the area that the exercise is in.  You should be aware that during this exercise we will have casualties with simulated injuries and therefore you may be in close proximity to these and those who would be uncomfortable with this are asked not to apply.  During the exercise there is a high likelihood of loud noises, disruption and a confusing scene to make this as realistic as possible again should you not feel comfortable at this time with this scenario then please do consider carefully if you wish to apply.

Previous Experience – We are looking for role players that have some acting ability or those who have taken part in similar exercises in the past and we do have a list of requirements we are looking to achieve for the exercise to be meaningful for the emergency services and others taking part, therefore we will look to match those that apply with these requirements.

Volunteering – You will be asked to make your own way and arrangements to attend a site in Burgess Hill and you will be provided transport to the exercise site following a safety briefing.  Once at the site you will be managed and directed by a team of emergency service personnel to play in the scenario and at an appropriate time you will be taken back to the site in Burgess Hill and processed and allowed to leave.  Light refreshments (tea/coffee etc) will be provided for you at the site in Burgess Hill, there will be no repayment of any expenses incurred to attend the site in Burgess Hill but parking will be made available for free.  There are public busses the serve the site in Burgess Hill should you wish to travel by Public Transport.

Exercise details – More detailed information regarding the exercise will be provided to you along with the exact location to meet in Burgess Hill if you are successful.

To register your interest to support this exercise please complete the form here or for more information please contact Dave Nelson dave.nelson@westsussex.gov.uk or call 01243 777917