Thursday, 02 March 2023 12:07

Volunteers Sought to Portray Concertgoers for Simulated Mass Casualty Training at SPAC

SARATOGA SPRINGS — New York State Park Police will conduct a simulated training exercise focusing on a mass casualty response on April 30 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The training will focus on coordination and emergency response during several simulated scenarios envisioning an incident involving injuries to a large number of concertgoers at the venue. 

Park Police are seeking volunteers to portray concertgoers from 7 a.m. to noon. Weapons used during training exercises are incapable of firing a live duty round.

The exercise will involve personnel from Park Police, New York State Police, Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, Saratoga Springs City Police and Fire Departments, local EMS Agencies as well as operations staff from Saratoga Spa State Park, Live Nation and SPAC. Additionally, Saratoga Hospital, Albany Medical Center and their regional partners will concurrently be exercising how the simulated event will affect their emergency plans.

The area around SPAC will be closed to the public. 

Those interested in volunteering should provide name, phone and email to contact information. Volunteers will need to provide a signed volunteer service agreement at the time of service. A copy is available at: VolunteerServiceAgreement English.pdf. 

Send completed volunteer agreements and/or questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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