Skip to main content

Operation Dawson Storm -- Volunteer actors needed

Would you like to be part of a historic event building capacity for disaster response in West Virginia? Are you interested in doing a day of service to help our community be more prepared for disaster? 

On Saturday, July 22, Operation Dawson Storm will test operational and emergency response plans, policies, and procedures for a coordinated Law Enforcement and Multiagency Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Defense, and Explosive incident in the Morgantown area. The exercise is a cooperative project with WVU, the Monongalia County Health Department, the National Guard, local first responders, and more.

Spots are limited!  Twenty-five (25) volunteers to act as "victims" and "bystanders" during the exercise.  Volunteer actors play a critical role in helping first responders test their capacity for dealing with a real disaster or emergency of that scale. This is a unique opportunity for students to be involved in an event that will have a meaningful ongoing impact on West Virginia's emergency response operations. 

All WVU students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate, and volunteers can earn up to 8 hours of service in one day.  For more information and to sign-up, click here to view the volunteer need in iServe.