CAPE COD, Mass. (INTELLIHUB) — A company named Human Domain Solutions (HDS), LLC has hired a troupe of role players to participate in this weeks National Guard training exercise which simulates a response to a disaster which could occur at a future time and date in the New England area this Tuesday and Wednesday (May 15-16).
The rather unusual casting call for “role players” was posted on Work4hands.com, where details of the exercise and employment requirements were explained.
[The exercise] will be conducted by the Massachusetts National Guard and New England CERFP as an emergency response to a simulated manmade or natural disaster including a structural collapse and/or nuclear, biological or chemical incident. The CRPs will go through triage, decontamination, and medical treatment at least 3 times during each day of the exercise. CRPs will be provided cut-away prop clothing. CRPs will be moulaged (injury make-up and fake blood) to portray various physical and emotional conditions. Arrival time will be early morning and will be provided once individuals are accepted as CRPs. The exercise will last between 6-10 hours.
This is an excellent opportunity to give back, and show appreciation, for these brave men and women of the National Guard. Those who have participated in past National Guard disaster preparedness exercises have found it very rewarding: you get to support this important State and community service and get paid to have FUN while doing so.
There is no security clearance requirement for role players but “criminal background and U.S. employment eligibility checks” are a must, the website states.
Priority will be given to those with previous role-playing, acting, military/wounded warrior, or EMT/first responder/disaster response experience. We are also looking for diversity among our CRPs, including gender, ethnicity, age, body types, disabilities, and foreign language abilities. American Sign Language speakers are also desired. Due to potentially stressful medical/decontamination processes and possible extreme outdoor temperatures, anyone having a known life-threatening or serious medical condition is ineligible for participation.
New hires will be paid $120 for one day and $250 for two, and lunch, snack, and drinks will be provided.
According to the literature: “Victims will be rescued, decontaminated (simulated), and medically treated (simulated), 8 times per day.”