Many times, Mississippi State Universityâ€™s Maroon Volunteer Center seeks volunteers to help people recover from disasters. But this weekend, they are looking for people willing to volunteer act as victims in a series of mock disasters.
Meggan Franks, assistant director for student leadership and community engagement at MSU, said once volunteers signed up, they could be assigned to any number of misfortunes: fires, tornadoes, broken arms, broken legs and even death. The danger may not be real, she said, but it represents a real test for Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) from MSU and across the state.
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