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ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel (ANSI-HSSP) Plenary

New York University
September 25-26, 2006
New York, NY

  Presentations from September 25-26 Plenary on Emergency Preparedness


The fifth Plenary meeting of the ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel (ANSI-HSSP) will be held on September 25-26, 2006 at New York University in New York City. This day and a half event (beginning at 1:00 pm on September 25th and concluding at 4:15 pm on September 26th) will be focused on the subject of Emergency Preparedness. The meeting will bring together the homeland security standards community to review progress that has been made and further work that needs to be done in this area.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Chief Joseph Pfeifer of the New York City Fire Department. As Chief of Counterterrorism and Emergency Preparedness he leads the New York City Fire Department’s disaster and terrorism preparedness efforts. Chief Pfeifer was the first Chief at the World Trade Center attack and survived the collapse of both towers. He served as the Planning Section Chief of the World Trade Center Incident Command Team in the days following the collapse. He developed the GPS Recovery System to document the location where victims were found at the World Trade Center. He was co-project manager of the McKinsey Report, a study of the FDNY response to the World Trade Center.

Included in the day-and-a-half program will be sessions on Assessing Private Sector Preparedness; Emergency Preparedness in the Public Sector; Emergency Preparedness Standards/Initiatives Making a Difference; and Credentialing for Emergency Responders and On-Scene Personnel. Breakout sessions will occur on the second day of the plenary, including Planning for a Global Pandemic, Mass/Public Transportation Security and All Hazards Planning, Response and Recovery.

The latest plenary agenda and registration form are available on the ANSI-HSSP website. For those new to the ANSI-HSSP, the news release and report from the fourth Plenary meeting are available for viewing.

For members of ANSI or the ANSI-HSSP, the meeting registration fee is $249 (includes admission, materials, breakfast, lunch, break refreshments and admission to networking event). For non-members, the registration fee is $299.

Venue Information

New York University – Kimmel Center
Eisner & Lubin Auditorium
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

Directions to NYU are available on their website. Due to security protocols at the meeting venue, no on-site registrations will be accepted and all attendees must be pre-registered. Valid photo identification must be presented to be admitted to the meeting.

Hotel Information

NYU has a special arrangement with two local hotels that offer a discounted rate for those attending NYU events. Further information is available on the NYU hotel meeting page (note that both of The Club Quarters will require either a subway or taxi ride to the meeting venue).


ANSI would like to acknowledge its meeting sponsors:

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this meeting. For further details, please contact the ANSI-HSSP Secretary.

Related Events

A networking event will be held the evening of September 25th, beginning at 5:30 pm at the Casa Italiana.

Contact Information

Matt Deane
Director, Homeland Security Standards
American National Standards Institute
25 West 43rd Street, Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10036
Tel: 1.212-642.4992
Fax: 1.212.840.2298

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