JOPLIN, Mo.—A grant from the Joplin Tornado First Response Fund will allow for the purchase and installation of seven tornado shelters at Ozark Center Turnaround Ranch, an organization that assists local youths with emotional and behavioral problems. A shelter will be positioned outside each of the six cottages at the three Turnaround Ranch campuses located throughout Joplin. The seventh shelter will be placed behind the organization’s administrative building.
Freeman employees participate in Domestic Preparedness training
Jan 04, 2013
JOPLIN, Mo.—Ten employees from Freeman Health System and Ozark Center, the behavioral health division of Freeman, recently completed training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala. Freeman employees participated in multiple drills and exercises involving mass casualty incidents that included chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive events, as well as natural disasters. The training is intense and provides a level of realism rarely seen outside of an actual disaster.