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FOR RELEASE: June 27 , 2005
CONTACT: Pamela Williams
Office of Communications

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

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

Paul Dungan, D.V.M., M.P.H.
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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