The majority of my executive staff have been appointed by Presidents, Governors or served as leaders in our armed forces. We know what a disaster looks like
Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) August 10, 2009
Total Security Services International, Inc. (TSSI) conducted a multi-modal, tabletop training exercise designed to prepare organizations for response to a terrorist attack consisting of multiple, near-simultaneous events. For the exercise, TSSI assembled a team of top-notch counter terrorism and disaster response experts such as, former Secretary of Safety and Homeland Security for the state of Delaware, Dave Mitchell; former Director of Preparedness for Red Cross, Dr. Darlene Sparks Washington; and renowned anti-terrorism expert Jeff Beatty (http://www.tssi-inc.com/leadership.php). High-level representatives from many agencies were in attendance in July at the TSSI headquarters for this unprecedented event.
TSSI President & CEO, Don L. Rondeau explains, "Every community should be prepared for the possibility of a man-made or natural disaster and we believe exercises such as this one assist in elevating preparedness at all levels". We are proud to offer our support to those who are charged with the difficult mission of protecting us during times of crisis". The tabletop exercise played upon three possible terrorist attack scenarios in a metropolitan area:
- An attack on a passenger ferry in a municipal harbor;
- A HAZMAT fuel tanker exploding into an office building; and
- A bus filled with ammonium nitrate-fuel oil (ANFO) attacking a tunnel system.
Rondeau acknowledges that federal, state and local officials discreetly participated in a well received exercise led by well know subject matter experts. "The majority of my executive staff have been appointed by Presidents, Governors or served as leaders in our armed forces. We know what a disaster looks like".
The scenarios involved multiple domains and were the appropriate situations for those involved in crisis management or civic leadership in trucking, emerging threats, mass transit, law enforcement, critical infrastructure, ports, HAZMAT, and cargo security. The exercise showed how these domains are interconnected and how the response to these scenarios requires coordinated efforts by first responders, emergency managers, law enforcement personnel and community leaders. when asked by a reporter at a recent conference how much as TSSI paid for this reportedly complex and highly technical exercise. Rondeau stated that TSSI was not paid for the exercise and that this was his way of contributing to the safety and security of America. Rondeau stated "We take great pride in supporting those who ae charged with protecting us". Every agency engaged in protecting the homeland understands how uniquely credible TSSI is when it comes to training, risk assessment and exercises.
Silver Spring, MD-based Total Security Services International, Inc. (TSSI) is a unique group of security professionals offering its public and private sector clients a cutting edge, science-based approach to critical infrastructure protection and security planning, operations, intelligence and disaster response. Since 1992, TSSI has been a highly regarded, credible source for federal agencies - such as the Transportation Security Administration, FEMA, the FBI, and the U.S. Department of Transportation - as well as for state and local governments. TSSI has earned a gold standard reputation among its private sector customers by offering these companies customized, cost-effective security plans and training programs. TSSI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Macfadden, a company with a distinguished history of helping U.S. government agencies provides humanitarian relief overseas through disaster response and program management services.
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