Free emergency-preparedness training for Ark. first responders
By Carolyne Park
Copyright 2007 Little Rock Newspapers, Inc.
BELLA VISTA, Ark. — Emergency responders would be stretched to the limit, schools and nonessential businesses would close, and drug and vaccine supplies would quickly be depleted if the avian influenza virus evolved into a pandemic, Rick Johnson of the Arkansas Department of Health told participants in an emergency preparedness course in Bella Vista on Tuesday.
"Who are the first ones we need to look after? Ourselves and our families," said Johnson, the department's Washington County unit administrator.