I woke up this morning to wall-to-wall TV news on today’s Boston Marathon and last year’s bombings.
That reminded me of something I had meant to post about last year:
Amputee Crisis Actors
Yes, Virginia. Not only are professional “crisis actors” used in government drills and mass trauma events, some of them are actual amputees!
There’s an outfit called Amputees in Action, which describes itself as:
“a unique agency, working independently to provide the UK’s largest directory of trained professional amputee actors for the film and screen industries and for emergency and military services training simulations, both home and abroad.
Our personnel use their personal trauma experiences to enable graphic realism that is second to none, and our team of special effects (SFX) make-up, moulage and prosthetic artists use cutting edge technology to enhance and extend the appearance and function of limb-loss scenarios.”
On its “Emergency Services” page, Amputees in Action (AIA) says:
Most of our personnel have lost limbs as a direct result of a trauma incident, and are able to bring their experiences to your simulation with unique insight and acting in the field, remaining in character throughout. […] Our SFX experts enhance the amputee experience, replicating injuries beyond leg and arm injuries. We also recreate traumas like head and facial wounds, eviscerated abdomens and groin wounds.
Here are some images of AIA’s amputee crisis actors:
Oops. The 4th picture (above) was of Boston Marathon Bombing victim Jeff Bauman, not an amputee crisis actor.
Why does Jeff Bauman look so much like former U.S. Army officer Lt. Nick Vogt who lost his legs in the Afghan war?
For the posts FOTM has published on the Boston Marathon Bombings, go here.
- “Hollywood producer Nathan Folks says Boston Bombing was false-flag fakery,” May 1, 2014.
- “Professional crisis actors simulate mass casualty events,” Jan. 1, 2013.
- “Remarkable resemblance of Sandy Hook victims and professional crisis actors,” Jan. 11, 2013.