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Marshal Training

Parade Volunteer Training will be at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the American Legion (400 Cameron Street, Alexandria 22314).  Please enter through the Club Room on the lower level at the far west end of the building.

Below is the agenda for the training.  Training materials are available to view via the "Attachments" link at the bottom of this page (these show a 2012 date, but they are the same for 2014):

Agenda

  1. Welcome and Introductions.
  2. About the George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee.

a.     The Celebration of Washington’s Birthday in Alexandria.

b.     The City-sponsored Committee.

c.     We are all here to help people have the most possible fun.


  1. The 2014 Parade.

a.     First year on a "New Route." 

             i.     145 Units—3,500+ Participants—50,000 spectators.

b.     Chief Parade Marshals:

             i.     Chief Marshal— Robert Garbacz

            ii.     Parade Route—Amanda Alderman

          iii.     Volunteer Coordination—Tom Shaw

          iv.     Dignitary Coordination—

c.     Police Special Operations & Parade Security.

             i.     Special Operations, Alexandria Police Department

d.     Communications.

             i.     Karen & Richard Bunn, Alexandria Radio Club

e.     Reviewing Stand & Post-parade Reception

             i.     Henry Dorton

f.      Parade Information Area (Gibbon & S. Royal Streets).

             i.     Participant Information—Danny Smith

            ii.     Public Information—Sarah Saxton

  1. Marshals Duties

            a.    
    Line-up Marshals

            b.    
    End Point Marshals

            c.    
    Parade Route & Perimeter Marshals
  1. Parking & Vehicle Access
  2. Bathrooms are at Lyles-Crouch School.
  3. The Schedule for the Day.
  4. Information you will be given on Parade Day.
  5. Emergencies

a.     Police & EMS are close by.

b.     Radio personnel can communicate directly with EMS.

c.     Anticipate and prevent. Pay attention, observe!

d.     Think about how to handle an emergency now!

  1. Weather and Cancellation.
  2. Contacting the Committee:

a.     Hot Line:  (703) 829-6640 (call in case of cancellation, etc.)

b.     The Web: http://www.washingtonbirthdayparade.net—the best source

c.     The Parade Director:  (703) 549-7662 or (703) 408-4483 at any time.

  1. We need your comments and criticisms!
  2. Thank you!!

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George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee,
Feb 8, 2012, 6:41 PM
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George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee,
Feb 8, 2012, 6:41 PM
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George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee,
Feb 8, 2012, 6:39 PM
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George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee,
Feb 8, 2012, 6:40 PM
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George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee,
Feb 11, 2012, 9:35 AM
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George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee,
Feb 8, 2012, 6:45 PM
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George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee,
Feb 8, 2012, 6:46 PM
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George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee,
Feb 8, 2012, 6:42 PM
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George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee,
Feb 8, 2012, 6:44 PM
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George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee,
Feb 8, 2012, 6:45 PM
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George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee,
Feb 8, 2012, 6:43 PM
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George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee,
Feb 8, 2012, 6:38 PM
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George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee,
Feb 11, 2012, 9:37 AM
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