By Minden Hultstrom, Season Coordinator
[Two minutes until the next scenario] ... Car crash? We need 3 victims. Alright, Victim #1, you have a very sore broken nose and have been drinking behind the wheel, so play up the sauciness, but cooperate fully with rescuers. Victim #2, you sustain bruises only and shock, so softly cry in reaction to all questions and sights. Victim #3, you have a fractured fibula, but you speak no English, so cannot understand the rescuers and become increasingly frantic as the scenario proceeds. ... [One minute] ... Now, Victim #1, come on over here, so I can drip fake blood over your nose and lips and give you a couple of black eyes... [It's go time!]
Impaled victim preparing for an upcoming scenario
Sounds like fun, right? And EVERY scenario, injury, reaction, and victim is different, so you're playing multiple characters and scenes throughout the evening! The St. Louis County Rescue Squad's Semi-Annual Rescue Scramble is a fantastic event that has involved Rubber Chickens for the past two years. As the real rescuers practice their life-saving skills, actor volunteers put on a creative - and sometimes hilarious - show as the various victims in a multitude of scenarios based on actual rescues.
The St. Louis County Rescue Squad attends to the needs of our local friends and neighbors everyday. Although the Rescue Scramble is an exciting evening of volunteerism for Rubber Chickens, it is also an opportunity to give back to such an outstanding, welcoming, and inspiring group. They have completed a few amazing rescues this spring. See their page for details! Thank you, Rescue Squad!
[Two minutes until the next scenario] ... Plane crash in the woods? We need 5 victims...
... and one of them could be YOU! The next Rescue Scramble will take place next spring. See the Join Us page for more details on the event and how to become a member of the Rubber Chicken team! See you there!
Thank you to all who have participated.