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Offutt Air Show Disaster Exercise

June 28, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm


Volunteers Needed!

Offutt and the disaster response community is holding a disaster exercise on Saturday, June 28. The exercise scenario will be a plane crashing into a crowd  watching the air show.  Currently recruiting 75 volunteers to play family members of those who were at the air show and may be dead or injured. In this scenario, loved ones are directed to report to a Red Cross Family Assistance Center – which will be located at the Bellevue Christian Center– to find their loved one’s situation.

If you can assist with the drill, you will be given a role to play and act on during the exercise. This helps test those helping at the FAC in their response (how are people treated, processed, how is communication handled, how do they learn what happened to their loved one?) It is a critical part of the overall response. The more volunteers who can help, the more beneficial the exercise in testing the system and finding gaps.

The exercise will test the ability of the Red Cross’ Family Assistance Center to process, assist and communicate with family members of air show victims/survivors


  • Help your community’s emergency response team practice to it will be better prepared if a real disaster hits.
  • Learn something new and see how a Family Assistance Center operates.
  • Practice your acting skills. Volunteers will be given roles to play to help test the system.
  • Free continental breakfast and lunch
  • Service hours if needed
  • Satisfaction that comes with service

To volunteer or for more information, contact Tom McMahon at 402-522-7970 or

Participants must be 16 or older. Those under 16 may participate if accompanied by a parent or adult.  Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.


June 28, 2014
9:30 am - 1:00 pm


United Way of the Midlands


Bellevue Christian Center
1400 Harvell Drive
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