Will You Help? SPAC Mass Casualty Training This Month Needs Volunteers
It's always fun to see a concert at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. A lot goes into making it not only a great experience but a safe one as well. This month, there will be a mass casualty training exercise on the SPAC grounds. Here's how you can help.
What is Mass Casualty Response Training?
It is a simulated training exercise that focuses on responding to mass casualties at large events like concerts. New York State Park Police will be training and coordinating emergency response units during simulated scenarios. They also focus on incidents involving injuries to a large number of people at concerts.
Who Will Be Participating in These Exercises?
There will be New York State Park Police, Saratoga County Sheriff's Office, Saratoga Springs City Police, Fire Departments, local EMS Agencies as well as operations staff from Saratoga Spa State Park, Live Nation, and SPAC. Saratoga Hospital, Albany Medical Center, and their regional partners will be working together to understand and coordinate how it will affect their emergency plans according to the New York State Parks & Recreation press release.
How Can You Help?
New York Park Police are looking for volunteers to be concertgoers on Sunday, April 30th from 7 am until 12 pm. The exercise will begin at 8 am. If you would like to volunteer you will have to sign a volunteer service agreement. You can do so by clicking HERE.
Police want the public to know that the SPAC grounds and surrounding areas will be closed to the public during those training hours and a large police and emergency presence will be visible. There will be NO live rounds during this training exercise.