SILOAM SPRINGS, AR-- Siloam Springs is preparing for disaster with a real-life training drill.
SILOAM SPRINGS, AR-- Siloam Springs is preparing for disaster with a real-life training drill. Early Tuesday morning, first responders raced to treat 20 'patients' from Siloam Springs High School, all suffering injuries from a mock tornado that slammed the city. And even though the event was fake, the threat is real. That's something the city says is important to know.
"The Joplin disaster three years ago, I think so close to home, made this drill much more important to us and much more real and personal," says Chief Medical Officer Bruce Waldon.
Doing these drills helps emergency teams know what they're doing right and where they need improvement. So after every incident, real or a drill, they debrief and work on improvements.
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