MURPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) - The public is invited to the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale "Disaster Blaster" Open House at Southern Illinois Airport on Thursday, May 16.
The airport is located at 508 North Airport Road in Murphysboro. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Memorial Hospital of Carbondale is the Regional Hospital Coordinating Center for Illinois EMS Region 5, and provides support services to 23 hospitals in 22 counties in times of emergency or disaster, according to Southern Illinois Healthcare.
The airport site serves as base camp for Memorial Hospital's disaster preparedness units.
It houses 18 "Disaster Blaster" multi-functional mobile trailers.
The trailers are used as support services, such as a 300-bed field hospital.