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FOR RELEASE: June 27 , 2005
CONTACT: Pamela Williams
Office of Communications
405/271-5601

Media Advisory

News Conference on Operation Firework Fanfare Tomorrow
(Tuesday, June 28th)

 

What: News conference to provide information about Operation Firework Fanfare, a 3-day statewide terrorism response exercise
When: Tuesday, June 28, at 11a.m.
Where: Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 NE 10th, Oklahoma City
Conference Room 307
Featuring:

James M. Crutcher, M.D., M.P.H.
Commissioner of Health
Oklahoma State Department of Health

Paul Dungan, D.V.M., M.P.H.
Director
Oklahoma City-County Health Department

Melanie Christian
Community Relations Manager
Tulsa City-County Health Department

Jason Whitehorn
Joint Information Center Chief, Comanche County

Background: The Oklahoma State Department of Health will conduct a three-day exercise July 12-14, 2005, simulating a biological terrorist attack. Operation Firework Fanfare will be a statewide simulation designed to test Oklahoma’s health systems response and will demonstrate our state’s preparedness for such an attack. The three primary counties involved will be Oklahoma, Tulsa and Comanche.

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