The tragedy of Hurricane Katrina and the government’s inadequate response demonstrates a clear need for improved first response orchestration and tools among all levels of government and disaster response agencies
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Canoga Park, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2008
US Nuclear Corp. today announced the launch of the First Responders Congress , a conference and exposition dedicated to state, local and federal “first responders” who defend our country and save lives. The First Responders Congress will help empower attendees with the latest first responder tools, training and resources.
Disasters can never be predicted, which is why preparation is so crucial. But what happens when the first on the scene of a terrorist attack is the Fire Department? Or when the police department arrives at a neighborhood leveled by a tornado, or Emergency Medical Technicians arrive first at a hazardous waste spill?
In all these scenarios, the first on the scene is not necessarily the organization with the best training for handling the situation. The First Responders Congress seeks to remedy this by uniting all local, state and federal professionals involved in emergency response and preparing them with strategies and training in serving others.
Scheduled for March 15 - 19, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico , the First Responders Congress aims to be a vital gathering for professionals who support national and local response to accidents, natural disasters and terrorist activities.
“The tragedy of Hurricane Katrina and the government’s inadequate response demonstrates a clear need for improved first response orchestration and tools among all levels of government and disaster response agencies,” commented Bob Goldstein, Principal, U.S. Nuclear Corp.
"The FRC is for anyone in emergency response," says Congress Chairman Tom Voss, "because the first responder could be an off-duty police officer or fireman who happens to be driving by, or even a good Samaritan who helps people keep away from an overturned tanker truck."
The FRC consists of speakers, seminars and exhibits focused on the latest techniques and technologies in emergency response. "Everything is oriented to what emergency responders need in order to do their jobs safely and more efficiently," added Voss.
Featured guests will consist of personnel from firefighting, police, military, homeland security, DOE and NRC, plus national, state, and local emergency response organizations, search and rescue, EMT, equipment and services suppliers, trainers, and other industry professionals. Topics for discussion and training include radiation protection, intelligent instruments and networking, and first response to hazardous airborne materials.
Who Should Attend
The Congress is open to anyone involved in emergency response, and organizers encourage attendance by members of the following organizations and professions:
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Department Of Homeland Security (DHS)
- Department Of Energy (DOE)
- Department Of Transportation (DOT)
- Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)
- Emergency Response - State & Local Agencies
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Federal Public Safety Agencies
- Fire Organizations -State, Local and Federal
- Law Enforcement - State and Local
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
- Nuclear Power Plant
- Search & Rescue
- United States Military
The conference is affordably priced to accommodate members of the national first responder community. A full conference pass is only $99, and a one-day conference registration is $49. To register for the First Responders Congress, visit http://www.firstresponders.cc/ , or http://www.usnuclear.org/ . For more information or to be contacted please visit http://www.firstresponders.cc/contact.php .
About US Nuclear Corp.
US Nuclear Corp. is an education company that produces conferences and expositions such as the First Responders Congress , the Air Monitoring Expo, and Green Future Tech, and publishes books and magazines for the science community. Our mission is to teach those on the frontline and empower them with tools and resources to help them become more effective in saving lives.
About Conference Chairman Tom Voss
Tom Voss is a radiation protection technician, a Certified Health Physicist, and a fellow of the Health Physics Society with 42 years of experience in NBC (CBR), beginning with sampling and analyzing nerve gas in 1965 at Dugway Proving Grounds. He has over 20 years of nuclear experience, including making measurements in the field and training technicians.
john @ johnforrester.com
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