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ADVISORY: 9-11 Commission's Lee Hamilton to Receive Recommendation at ANSI-HSSP Reception

New York, Apr 26, 2004

WHAT: The Honorable Lee H. Hamilton, vice chair of the 9-11 Commission, will receive a recommendation to help guide private sector emergency preparedness and business continuity during a special reception honoring the 9-11 Commission. The recommendation will be presented by the American National Standards Institute and its Homeland Security Standards Panel (ANSI-HSSP) and will refer to criteria developed by the National Fire Protection Association.

SPECIAL GUEST: The Honorable Lee H. Hamilton, vice chair, 9-11 Commission

WHEN: Thursday, April 29, 2004 – reception begins at 5:30 pm

WHERE: Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church, VA

WHY: In support of the 9-11 Commission and in recognition of the need for private sector emergency preparedness and business continuity standards, the ANSI-HSSP will formally present the recommendation that NFPA 1600, Disaster/ Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs, be recognized as the national preparedness standard. The Commission will consider the recommendation in preparing its final report to Congress and the President.

CONTACT: For additional information on the ANSI-HSSP or to register for the plenary meeting, please contact: Matt Deane, ANSI-HSSP secretary (212) 642-4992;

To register as a member of the media for the reception, please contact: Stephanie Carroll, ANSI (212) 642-4890;

For questions regarding NFPA or the NFPA 1600 standard, please contact: Margie Coloian, NFPA National (617) 984-7275;

For additional information about the Honorable Lee H. Hamilton or the 9-11 Commission, please contact: Jonathan Stull, 9-11 Commission (202) 401-1627;

The American National Standards Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.

NFPA has been a worldwide leader in providing fire, electrical, building, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training and education. NFPA headquarters is located in Quincy, MA, USA.

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