Moblie Health Trailers Deployed To Tornado Affected Areas

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:03 pm
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY- The Oklahoma State Department of Health has deployed four mobile health trailers to assist in current recovery efforts.

Trailers will be available from 9am-4pm today. Services provided by these trailers include basic first aid, and tetanus shots, which are recommended for anyone who has gone without a tetanus booster for the last 10 years.

"Our response is designed to prevent injuries from the recovery efforts. Natural disasters are bad enough without adding unnecessary accidental injuries," Scott Sproat, Chief of the Oklahoma State Department of Health's Emergency Preparedness and Response Division, said.

State Health Officials warn everyone to be careful and stay protected as they help with clean up. Volunteers should be sure to wear proper clothing, heavy boots, and gloves.

The health trailers were first sent to El Reno, Piedmont, and Cashion and they will be moved periodically, to best serve the needs of the affected communities.

Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Oklahoma Medical Reserves Corps have provided the staff for these mobile medical units.

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