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Braced for Bioterror in hospitals

LI command units, security in place. In the event of a bioterrorist attack on Long Island, the Center for Emergency Medical Services in Syosset would transform into a war room. All top officials from the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System would gather at the command center, and communicate with Nassau and Suffolk counties’ health departments on microwave radio frequencies if necessary. A large computerized map of Long Island, the size of an entire wall, would allow them to redirect resources to any hospital being inundated with patients. In Suffolk, that effort would be coordinated from the bomb shelter headquarters of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services in Yaphank. Many Long Island hospitals have the capability to set up decontamination shelters, tent-like structures with rows of shower heads that can rinse off radioactive, chemical and biological material from 60 people per hour. Full Story

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