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SGMC is prepared for mass disasters

October 13, 2003

Valdosta - A South Georgia hospital is better prepared to handle a massive disaster.

South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta has been awarded $93,000 dollars in grants from the Georgia Emergency Management Association. The money will provide equipment and training to help staff handle hazardous materials and mass destruction incidents.

The hospital will also receive a 20 foot disaster trailer, equipped to care for 150 victims. "This trailer will include items such as portable generators, all kinds of protective gear, defibrillator units, portable tents, and everything we need to care for disaster victims," said Tim Brogdon, E.M.S. Director.

To receive the grant funds, SGMC agreed to provide state-wide mutual aid in any kind of catastrophic event.

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