Michigan EMS Professionals learn how to apply “BLOOD AND GORE” in preparation for mock disaster simulations at this year’s 2009 Michigan EMS EXPO in Grand Rapids. Alexanne Stone, Artist,
Trainer and Owner of Moulage Masters, a new injury simulation and trauma makeup company, is teaching “Basic Moulage Application” on Friday, April 17th, from 2:30—4:30 p.m. at DeVos Place as
part of the Expo education curriculum.
Friday’s class will be a fast-moving, hands-on application and evaluation training. Participants will learn application from a brief PowerPoint presentation and live demonstration. Then, students will be
encouraged to use available makeup to apply simulated injuries to themselves and each other. A free-for-all of blood and gore, students will learn how to create cuts, scrapes, abrasions,
lacerations, impalements, and basic burns. Experienced makeup professionals will move about the room assisting and instructing each student.
Theatricks of Grand Rapids has sponsored the class by donating all of the Moulage makeup for the class and is hosting a booth during the Exhibitor Hours of Friday, April 17th—9:30 am—6:00 p.m.,
and Saturday, April 18th—9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. Alexanne Stone will demonstrate Moulage Makeup Application at the Theatricks Booth on both Friday and Saturday. Show attendees are encouraged to
volunteer for injuries which they can then wear around the Expo.
After many years in theater in San Francisco, Alexanne came to Grand Rapids in 2005, where she became involved in the world of Emergency Management. Crafting her makeup skills in the area of
injury simulation and trauma, Alexanne has traveled the State and participated in numerous exercises, drills, and classes over the past 4 years. With a shortage of Moulage Makeup Artists, Alexanne’s goal
is to teach the first responders how to duplicate realistic injuries. When first responders and emergency management personnel arrive at a mock disaster scenario, they are confronted by very realistic
volunteer victims who look and act the part of their specific injuries. This aids the responders in preparation from both natural and man-made disasters and emergencies.
PLEASE NOTE BOOTH AND CLASS TIMES! De Vos Place is located at 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503—616-742-6500. Information for the 2009 Michigan EMS EXPO can be seen at www.