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Help us save lives!

Your acting skills can help create a realistic a training opportunity for first responders and will improve our capabilities to serve the public during emergencies and disasters.

On May 15th, 2014 Portland International Airport will be conducting a full-scale aircraft disaster exercise. We are seeking volunteers to play the role of Family Member Actors and Accident Victim Actors. Information about each role is provided below. 

This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience with disaster response in a safe environment.  Serving as an actor helps increase the realism for first responders and can bring to the forefront issues related to the emotional well-being of survivors. 

Family Member Actor
(1:00 - 6:00 pm)

You will be playing the role of a family member or friend of a passenger that was on the aircraft.  On the day of the exercise you will receive a name (from a simulated manifest) and be given basic information about how you came to know of the accident. 

Accident Victim Actor
(9:00 am - 5:00 pm = Injured; 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm = Uninjured)

You will be playing the role of a passenger on the aircraft that has survived the crash.  Victim actors will be in two categories – uninjured and injured (moulage/simulated injuries).  Injured victims will be required to wear clothes that can be torn and will be stained by our fake blood.


Your contact person for additional information about the PDX Airport Exercise is:
Kori Nobel, Emergency Program Manager, Public Safety & Security Department, Port of Portland
Office (503) 415-6116 / Blackberry (503) 866-4991 /

• Follow Airport Way toward the PDX control tower and follow the long-term parking garage signs.

• Park in the new long-term parking garage and take your parking ticket with you.*

• Take the elevator on the east end of the garage marked “Port Offices” to the 1st floor lobby.

*If the long-term parking garage is full, you may park on the east side of the short-term parking garage and cross the walkway to the long-term garage and take the east elevators (closest to the control tower) to the 1st floor lobby.


PDX- Port of Portland Offices
7200 N.E. Airport Way
Portland, OR
United States