Parade Volunteer Training will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 7, 2016 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 2015):
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.
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
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
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!
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.