HFD

Staff may apply mock injuries to participants to make the simulation more realistic.

The Harrisonburg Fire Department is searching for volunteers to participate in an emergency preparedness drill that will take place July 8 at Bridgeforth Stadium.

Volunteers of all ages are required to simulate a natural gas explosion. According to a press release from the city of Harrisonburg, the goal of the simulation is to illustrate the evacuation ability of local, regional, private, nongovernmental and state partners.

Staff may apply mock injuries to participants to make the simulation more realistic. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

“The public’s support will go a long way toward making sure we are prepared for emergency situations such as these,” Paul Helmuth, Harrisonburg Fire Department deputy emergency coordinator, said in a press release.

Those interested in taking part are encouraged to contact Helmuth at paul.helmuth@harrisonburgva.gov.

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