Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) November 10, 2004
"We will persevere until the enemy is defeated and our nation is safe from dangerÂ. President Â George W. Bush, November 6th, 2004
With Florida no stranger to terrorist, having had the 9/11 bombers train and live in the area and with new threats coming in daily, an innovative Florida company is providing First Responders with training to combat the terrorists weapon of choice Â the suicide bomber. The training day takes place at the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy near Tallahassee on November 19th 2004.
Small towns all over America may consider themselves safe from terror attacks but consider the case of Belle Glades, Florida prior to 9/11. Today, it is known that terrorists sought information on crop-dusters in Belle Glades before the attack on the Twin Towers. Every First Responder needs to be aware of the threat.
ÂThe problem with this threat is that for relatively little outlay, the terrorists have a weapon that is smarter than our own weapon systems; a suicide terrorist can switch targets, dodge security or turn around and come back tomorrow if need be!Â says Ana Sowers, Director of Marketing at Security Solutions International (SSI). Â Osama bin Laden claims he will bankrupt the US. For every dollar spent by terrorists on 9/11, it cost the US almost $1 million. All our efforts are directed to making First ResponderÂs lives safer and their work more effective.Â
The Florida Company represents various Israeli groups that are prominent in counter-terrorism in a nation that has long suffered from terror. Drawing on that know-how, the company is contributing to the US Homeland Security effort, training across the country Â not only in Florida.
In addition to Tallahassee, SSIÂs training program will also be in Waco, Texas on the 15th of November and in the nationÂs capitol, Washington DC on the 22nd of November.
"We are focusing on making Florida as safe as possible through increased preparedness for this very real threat", says Sowers. We are very impressed by the level of awareness of this threat to our country."
Casualties are a dreadful problem but economic devastation is sure to follow. Florida depends on tourism, this involves hotels, restaurants, cruise ships airlines shopping malls etc. So naturally in view of the constant warnings of the FBI, Florida and other neighboring statesÂ First Responders have been quick to react.
ÂWe hope that by holding the training in Tallahassee, those who are in Homeland Security decision-making positions in the StateÂs Capitol take this opportunity to attendÂ, states Sol Bradman, SSIÂs CEO.
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