Volunteers Required

We have been asked by Ian Young of Civil Defence if we could provide some volunteers to help them with a live major accident exercise in Douglas. Volunteers will play the role of casualties and "evacuated" from the scene. This will take place from 18:30 to 21:00 on Wednesday 30th October.

The Civil Defence do a magnificent job every year in the Manx Mountain Marathon or Ultra as it is now known. They provide around 30 volunteers who man radio points at 6 places on the route, provide us with a Race Control and have one or two crews in 4 wheel drives to give us emergency back up if needed. All the Civil Defence volunteers are trained first aiders which provide us with exceptional cover. In short we would struggle to run the event without their help. Please read Ian Youngs message and see if you could help for a couple of hours. Ian's email is [email protected].

Ian's letter: 


Dear all,
We are holding a live major incident exercise on South Quay, Douglas between 18.30hrs and 21.00hrs on the above date.  I am struggling to find a large number of people whom we will require to ‘evacuate’ from South Quay following an incident that will take place.
Police, Fire, Ambulance, Civil Defence, Coastguard, ESJCR, MOC, Social Care, RNLI, Manx Gas, Manx Petroleum and Douglas Council are taking part in the exercise.  I have retained your e-mail from when you last kindly offered to assist at an exercise at the airport some time ago, and would ask if you could assist again at this exercise.  -  All I can offer for your assistance is a bacon and sausage bap, and a hot drink at a local restaurant that is staying open for us.
If you feel you could assist me, could I request you e-mail me prior to Tuesday 8th October.  The reason for this is that it gives me time to try and find other people prior to the exercise if you are not available.  I am looking for in the region of 60 people, so please ask friends and relatives.
Many thanks,
Ian Young
Emergency Planning
Civil Defence HQ