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A contract renewal for the city.

Since 2002 the city has had a "regional response planner" position which is partially funded by the state of missouri.


Health Department

A contract renewal for the city.

Since 2002 the city has had a "regional response planner" position which is partially funded by the state of missouri.

Health department officials say the position was created following the september 11th terrorist attacks to help communities combat possible bio-terrorism.

Since that time, it has evolved to providing other services to the region, including to help coordinate efforts following the may 22nd tornado.

"this position basically it is our liason between public health, hospitals, police, fire, and also other emergency response."

The funding for the position is a fifty-fifty split between the city of joplin health department and the jasper county health department.

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