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The Missouri National Guard, pictured above while assisting with Northwest's annual Missouri Hope disaster response field training exercise, will practice its response to a natural disaster on the University campus June 4-5. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

The Missouri National Guard, pictured above while assisting with Northwest's annual Missouri Hope disaster response field training exercise, will practice its response to a natural disaster on the University campus June 4-5. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

May 28, 2019

Role players sought for emergency response exercise at Northwest

Northwest Missouri State University will be the site of an emergency response exercise June 4-5 when the Missouri National Guard practices responding to a natural disaster that includes a building collapse.

In preparation for the exercise and through June 8, residents may see Army helicopters landing on the Northwest campus and its Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area (MOERA) as well as increased military traffic on Highway 136 and Liberty Road. The Missouri National Guard Homeland Response Force and Missouri Task Force 1 also will conduct search and rescue training and damage assessment training on the campus, in neighborhoods north of the campus and at MOERA.

In addition, Human Domain Solutions, LLC, a company that specializes in facilitating disaster preparedness and response actions, is seeking casualty role players (CRP) to participate in the two-day exercise.

Role players will receive wound make-up and fake blood, known as moulage, to portray various physical and emotional injuries during the rescue, field triage and medical treatment lines throughout both days of the exercise. Role players will be provided cut-away prop clothing and should plan to arrive during early morning hours each day and participate no later than 5 p.m.

Participation is open to all individuals, although priority will be given to people with previous role playing, acting, military and wounded warrior, or first responder experience. Diversity among role players, including gender, ethnicity, age, body types, disabilities and foreign language abilities will be considered; American Sign Language speakers also are desired. Due to the potentially stressful medical and decontamination processes, role players may not have life-threatening or serious medical conditions.

For more information, including details about compensation, and to apply, visit http://work4hds.com/apply/, or contact Kurt Marisa, managing director of Human Domain Solutions, at kurt.marisa@human-domain.com.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468