Emergency response partners are there in good times and bad


by Mary Billingsley, - MIPS PIO Assistant



Southwest Oklahoma, emergency response partners from Jackson County will conduct a bioterrorism MIPS (Mass Immunization Prophylaxis Strategy) exercise on Friday, April 8. The MIPS exercise site will be located at the Altus Community Center on Falcon Road.

Emergency response does not depend on government agencies alone. In any major emergency or disaster, emergency management officials may need to call on resources beyond city, county, state or even national agencies, relying on local partnerships to facilitate a quick, competent response to a disaster. These partnerships consist of a broad spectrum of public, private and non-profit organizations as well as businesses and individuals that share a strong commitment to their communities.

Karen Weaver, Incident Commander for the upcoming MIPS (Mass Immunization Prophylaxis Strategy) exercise would like to thank all our Emergency Response partners in Jackson County for their contributions to the exercise and to Southwest Oklahoma. Residents of Jackson County who would like to participate as a responder in this exercise or any group which would be willing to participate on April 8, as a “patient” should contact Rosalyn Hall at 580-482-7308 or Phillip Beauchamp at 580-471-1357.

by Mary Billingsley,

MIPS PIO Assistant

Reach Mary Billingsley at 580-481-2251

Reach Mary Billingsley at 580-481-2251

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