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This 2016 image depicts some of the activities taking place during a Federal Medical Station (FMS) training course, located at the Gwinnett County, Georgia Fairgrounds. This particular image featured a Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) staff member, and and a course participant, while she was using a hand truck to move a stack of cots inside one of the Fairground’s facilities.
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A FMS is a medical center set up during a natural disaster to care for displaced persons with special health needs, which cannot be met in a shelter for the general population during an incident. This includes those with chronic health conditions, limited mobility, or common mental health issues.

SNS experts prepare state and local public health departments to respond effectively during an emergency by providing extensive training on how to receive, stage and setup a federal medical station in response to an incident like a terrorist attack, infectious disease outbreak, or a natural disaster. Click the link below to learn more about Federal Medical Stations.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Kamelya Hinson
Creation Date:2016
Photo Credit:Strategic National Stockpile Communications Team
Links:CDC - Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response; Strategic National Stockpile; Federal Medical Station (FMS)
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.