Dr. Sharon Chamard, Justice Center faculty, in her capacity as a member of the Municipality of Anchorage Public Safety Advisory Commission, was invited to participate in the October 23, 2009 "Fire Ops 101" program presented by the International Association of Fire Fighters Anchorage Local 1264. Other invitees included state and local elected officials and members of the media. This day-long program was designed to educate participants about fire and emergency medical operations. The group was divided into teams and outfitted in protective clothing. Each participant was also matched with a firefighter shadow; teams participated in activities including entering a burning room, climbing an aerial ladder, performing CPR and operating an automatic external defibrillator (AED), extricating a victim from a vehicle crash, and rescuing a victim from a simulated fire.