Hospital Prepares for Terrorist Attacks

1 decade 2 years 10 months ago Tuesday, September 11 2007 Sep 11, 2007 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 5:29:48 PM CDT September 11, 2007 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - September eleventh brought a new awareness about america's vulnerability.K-o-m-u's emily matthews tells us how a hospital in jefferson city has prepared itself for the worst. Melodie white is passionate about the safety at capital region medical center, and she has worked hard to make sure that the hospital is prepared in case of any type of disaster."in our training we try and use examples from all types of disasters, whether it be flood or tornado." said melodie white of the capital region medical center.In the past year, chemical masks and suits, a satellite phone, and four decontamination showers have all been added to the hospital's inventory."it was a full time job just going through all the equipment.""we may be in central missouri, but we are a legitimate target for terrorism." said mike shirts of capital region ems.Administrators say the greatest strength of the disaster plan is the new lines of communication with other hospitals and community health organizations. Emily matthews...Komu news... Jefferson city.

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