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Teen Volunteers Needed for Mass Casualty Incident Drill

We are seeking 20 students ages 15 to 18 to volunteer alongside our Junior Volunteers in a Mass Casualty Incident drill at Cook Children's Medical Center-Fort Worth. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see our Emergency team at work, and participation will help make them better prepared to handle a real disaster.

The teen volunteers will be given a role to play. For example, "You are a 10-year-old with a broken arm and refuse to talk to anyone or answer any questions", or "You are an unconscious 12-year-old" or “You are an uncooperative 6-year-old who keeps trying to get off the stretcher.” Make-up artists will be there to create realistic looking wounds, bruises, etc. Volunteers may be transported down the street in an emergency bus to the Emergency entrance, where staff will read the diagnosis and pretend to do x-rays, bandage injuries, and other patient care. 

Volunteers will receive a drill t-shirt to wear and should plan to wear old shorts and tennis shoes that can get face paint and makeup on them. Lunch, drinks, and snacks will be provided.  A certificate of participation will be provided upon request to any student needing to document volunteer hours for school.

Please contact Marie Howell, marie.howell@cookchildrens.org, Manager, Volunteer Services, for more information or to sign up.