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Psychological First Aid Training Completed in Stillwater, Oklahoma

posted Apr 30, 2016, 7:02 AM by John Call   [ updated Apr 30, 2016, 7:02 AM ]
Yesterday, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, home of the Oklahoma State Universality Cowboys, SRT, Inc. members trained twenty-two disaster volunteers in Psychological First Aid (PFA). This is the fourth PFA training seminar this year SRT, Inc. and the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps has hosted. Not surprisingly, that afternoon, a string of tornadoes struck in a line beginning in the Lawton, Oklahoma area all the way east to the Norman, Oklahoma area, home of the University of Oklahoma Sooners. Luckily, no serious, widespread damage occurred. Just two days previously all of central Oklahoma was on alert for bad weather.  (Oklahoma City schools were closed and the Oklahoma Emergency Management Agency manned their command center.) However, although several small tornadoes touched down happily no serous, widespread destruction was noted. By the way, for those of you who may be weather historians, the first ever tornado forecast was made on March 25, 1948 in Oklahoma City by two US Air Force officers stationed at Tinker AFB. Their forecast was accurate and a tornado stuck Oklahoma City.