Best part of the whole story?
Ray O. Sisk of the Knox County EMA was the director of the event, and assisted in organizing the various agencies and the volunteers to ensure the exercise was as effective as possible for everyone involved.
According to Sisk, the volunteers were mostly people that they had worked with in the past, and included members of the Ragged Mountain ski patrol as well as some members of the Waldo county government.
“We call them 'red shirts,'” said Sisk, as an homage to the Star Trek actors who were known for being victims in every episode.
You can't make this stuff up.