January 10, 2013 — The latest issue of NFPA Journal®, the official magazine of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), features the rebuilding of St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri which was devastated in May 2011 by one of the most powerful tornadoes ever recorded.
The NFPA cover story details lessons learned from that event that will lead to the building of a new facility better able to handle the circumstances of living in Tornado Alley.
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